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A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.   The lab was facilitated by Heather Mcleod-Grant and Justin Ferrell, Director of Fellowships at the Stanford d-School.  The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.  … Read More

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “Mobilization Journal” as part of  the Knight News Challenge.  It’s open for comments and feedback right now – or “applause.”   This blog shares some thoughts about this project and I have to give it a big round of applause.… Read More

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact


Note from Beth:
Last week during the Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation,  someone asked me “What’s Next?”    After spending five years living and breathing networks and measurement and designing and delivering many, many nonprofit capacity building programs,  my focus is going to be on how nonprofits can apply measurement and their networks to learn for impact.

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SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Last year there were 6818 requests for shelter from domestic violence victims that went unmet by domestic violence service organizations on a single day in 2012.    SafeNight, a mobile app, wants to change that allowing domestic violence service organizations to crowdsource funding for hotel rooms when there is an urgent need and no available shelter space.    … Read More

Lean Start Up Framework Meets Nonprofit Campaign: The Lifecycle of an Upwell Campaign

Awesome illustrations by Upwell’s  super rad intern, Christine!

Note from Beth: A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed two books about measurement from two different fields – start ups and nonprofit performance assessment.   What they had in common:  the one metric that matters – a method where you focus on key metric to test, experiment, and measure success.    

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