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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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Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader’s Science Fair Project!

Flickr Photo by the Consortium

Note from Beth: Both my kids have worked on projects for their school’s science fair.   They follow the scientific method which includes coming up with hypothesis question, collecting data, analyzing results, and getting insight to their questions.  

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The Failure Bow: How To Stop the Blame and Shame Game and Start Learning

When you read this post,  I’ll be on a plane to the facilitate the opening plenary at the Legal Services TIG Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 16th.  One of my key themes for the year is to look at failure and learning – and will also have a chance to dive into a conversation at the upcoming COF Conference with colleague Peter Sims, Author of Little Bets and founder of BLKSHP.    … Read More

Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

Last month, I had the honor of keynoting the Social Good Brasil Conference and one of the other keynote speakers was Peter Sims, author of “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.”  I will have a full book review coming.  … Read More