October, 2013 | Beth's Blog - Part 2

Archive for October, 2013

How to Use Design Thinking Methods to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Strategy and Measurement

Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a brainstorming meeting at a foundation that was developing a strategy for its digital platforms (web, social, mobile, etc).     The process was facilitated byPeter Maher, founder and CEO, of Luma Institute.  … Read More

Finally, A Clear Shift in Attitudes About Measuring Social Media

Last week, I was honored to be the keynote presentation at the Social Media 4 Nonprofits Conference in San Francisco on why and how to measure impact for your social media integrated strategy.    For past couple of years, I have been blogging, speaking, facilitating peer trainings,  and writing about using measurement methods for nonprofits to measure impact and to learn from their data.  … Read More

Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

Note from Beth: Last year at the NTC, I facilitated a plenary session on learning from failure – a topic that I’ve been curating for years and lately, have seen a number of failfests and failcons popping up including these two coming up in November – in NYC and SF.    

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Call for Presenters: Conference on Volunteering and Service

Note from Beth: Whether you are planning to present at a conference or deliver a one-day workshop, the secret to success is in good design.  You just lump a bunch of speakers together and hobble together some content.  You need to shape it and that means thinking through some design questions.    

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How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile

Note from Beth: We are seeing more and more nonprofits use LinkedIn for organizational goals – from its powerful board recruitment tool to setting up company pages (see Ten Must Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn).   If your nonprofit decides to set up a presence on LinkedIn,  check out how some of the early adopters are engaging with followers and the content they are sharing to help you get some ideas for you plan.    

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