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Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

This month’s theme for the nonprofit Blog Carnival is “Breaking Through the Noise,” calling for tips and ideas about how nonprofits can reach their audiences with the right message at the right time given the clutter of online information clamoring for their attention.    … Read More

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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