September, 2012 | Beth's Blog

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Big Data Without Defining Success First Is A Big Mistake

With the release of the “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit:  Using Data to Change the World, I’m looking forward to participating in the conversation about how nonprofits can use measurement, data, and learning to for social change.

We are living in a “Big Data” is a theme I’m seeing discussed this past month in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  … Read More

Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my second book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit:Using Data to Change the World,” with co-author and measurement goddess KD Paine.     The book is about how nonprofits can measure and improve results from leveraging their networks.   … Read More

Are Your A Fearless Changemaker?

The Case Foundation is giving away $650,000 in grants and prizes as part of its initiative, Finding Fearless, with REIMicrosoft!

The first phase is to get crowdsourced nominations of  “fearless changemakers,”  people who have a social change project in the early stages and a Fearless prize could help them make the leap to scaling.    … Read More

[Reflection] Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact?

I was in NYC over the weekend and Monday to attend and speak at the Mashable Social Good Summit,   a three-day conference featuring discussions and presentations with global social activists, organizations, and new media experts.  Held during UN Week and Clinton Global Initiative,  the speakers and agenda was diverse, interesting, and inspiring.… Read More

#GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012

Giving  Tuesday hopes to spark a movement of people and organizations who want  to celebrate giving and encourage more and smarter giving during the holiday season.    The intent is to create an annual national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving or this year on  November 27, 2012.    … Read More