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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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Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota

Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving.… Read More

4 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since.  They also offer any reader of Beth’s Blog a special discount code of 10% on the conference registeration (use this code: 10beth when you register)    Meghan Ventura from Games for Change has wrote this guest post about how nonprofits are using games to leverage their missions.

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#thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness

 

#thankful4home: A Lesson in Project Based Learning & Gratitude guest post by Lisa Colton

This fall and winter I’m working with a group of organizations in Chicago to raise awareness around homelessness, alongside screenings of the @Home documentary that features portraits of this issue through the eyes of activist Mark Horvath. … Read More

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

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Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.    

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