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

Keo Savon, the young Cambodian woman supported by Measuring Networked Nonprofit book royalties

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.    … Read More

Bridging the Opportunity Divide – Empowering Youth to Imagine and Realize their Futures

Give for Youth micro-giving marketplace where you can support youth-focused nonprofits directly. Microsoft will match individual donations through Give for Youth, through October 1st and up to $100,000.

Note from Beth: During the Mashable Social Good Summit earlier this week,  I ran into Akhtar Badshah from Microsoft with colleagues who were on a panel to discuss the challenges facing youth today or the “opportunity divide.”    Their solution is Microsoft YouthSpark.

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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