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My TedXBerkeley Talk on Individual Social Responsibility

Earlier this month, I crossed an item off my bucket list when I gave a talk at TedXBerkeley.     I spoke on the topic of  ”ISR” or what I call “Individual Social Responsibility. ”  The idea is that when you give in small amounts – anything – your time, money, or skills and encourage your network online to amplify it, you can have a great impact as an individual.    … Read More

Join Me at SXSW, 14NTC, and Other March Conferences

There are many nonprofit, social media, and technology conferences all year long.  March is a particularly busy conference month.  I’ll be attending and speaking a number of conferences and workshops this month.   If you are attending, be sure to say hello.… 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

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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Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Last spring at the “Advancing Social Media Measurement for Foundations” meeting convened by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, practitioners from social media, measurement, evaluation, programs, communication, and philanthropy worked on a synthesis of these disciplines to address measurement.  It struck me, that although we do usually think about measuring and learning to improve campaigns and program that integrate social media and networks, if done correctly it is essential outcome-based evaluation and KD Paine and I briefly touched on this on our book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.”

So, I’m very curious about what is next the generation of evaluation?… Read More