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How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

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Note from Beth:I’ve been a fan of Games for Change Festival since 2006 when I first heard about it, almost ten years ago.  While I have not been able to attend every year, I do publish a guest post every year with a roundup of how nonprofits are embracing the use of games.

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New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

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I am a huge fan of Playbooks in the nonprofit sector as a capacity building tool.  A playbook is an online resource that is basically knowledge capture around a specific practice or type of program.  The playbook collects, organizes, and synthesizes best practices from “bright spots” and others adopting this practice.    … Read More

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech

Note from Beth: My colleagues at Network Impact have released an important report about measuring and evaluating “civic tech” based on their experience working with Knight Foundation grantees.     It goes beyond just analytics tools to exploring tools, techniques, and data for measuring deep civic engagement, open governance, and inclusive decision-making.  

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My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston.  I know why Jennifer, who is the VP at the Knight Foundation is one of my engaged followers this week.   Earlier this week I was in Miami to do a social media pre-workshop at the Knight Digital Media Seminar.  … Read More

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?


Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?” or “With limited time and resources, what social channels make sense to invest in?”    This is one of the questions that is hard to answer with a sound byte of clever, easy advice.  … Read More