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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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Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Last month, during the Nonprofit Technology Conference plenary session on placing little bets and learning from failure,  we  issued a challenge to 1,000 nonprofits  in the audience.   Let’s do more than just give failure lip service,  let’s put it into practice and share learning from a failure or placing a “Little Bet.”     A ‘Little Bet” as defined by Peter Sims, author of the book – Little Bets, is a small action that you can take to discover something new.  … Read More

#npfail Share Your Nonprofit Fail Story and Win A Microsoft Surface!

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when you’re beating your chest in frustration or pointing fingers at each other.… Read More

#npfail Reflections and Call To Action from NTC Plenary on Failure

I have been working in the nonprofit sector for 34 years, spending the last twenty of them focusing on the nonprofit technology sector to deliver training and capacity building.    I have been waiting a long time to have a sector-wide conversation about learning from failure and last week at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we were able to just that!… Read More

#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference takes place in Minneapolis next week.  It is the largest gathering of people who work in the nonprofit sector and technology.   This conference will be my 13th one – and every year it is a like a family reunion.    … Read More