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5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

There’s lots to enjoy during the holiday season – from gathering with friends and family to the festivities and fun.   But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading.    Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations.… Read More

A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness

Today is the official launch of Allison Fine’s new book, Matterness.  We recently had a delightful email interview about some of the ideas and themes from the book.  You can get your copy now by clicking here.

BK:  Hi, Allison, I hear you’ve written another book.Read More

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Almost five years ago to the day,  I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.   Peter and Madeleine were the among the pioneers in writing about, designing, facilitating, and evaluating networks in the social impact space.  … Read More

A Guide to Evaluating Networks

Note from Beth:I met Madeleine Taylor back in 2009 while I was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.  This was fairly early in the Foundation’s exploration of networks and Madeleine came in to discuss her approach to evaluating networks.  

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My Conversation With Eric Ries on the benefits of Lean Start Up Principles for Nonprofits

A few months ago, Eric Ries and his team invited me to cover the The Lean Start Up Conference this week.   With over 1,500 attendees and a line up of inspiring and diverse speakers,  I walked away with an even stronger feeling that Lean Start Up principles are not just  for scrappy tech start ups, that many industries can benefit – including nonprofits.… Read More