Housekeeping | Beth's Blog - Part 9

Archive for the ‘Housekeeping’ Category

Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources


As part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation this year, I’m facilitating a peer learning group based on “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” and the next session we are focusing on the sense-making step of measurement.… Read More

DoGooder Awards Recognize Awesome Nonprofit Videos

See3 Communications and YouTube, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, announced today the launch of the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards.  The DoGooder Awards recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. Cisco  is generously contributing $3500 to four contest winners.  … Read More

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Recognizing remarkable creativity and effectiveness by non-profits across the globe, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named 13 organizations as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1.5 million, depending on the size of its budget.… Read More

No Sweat DIY Infographics

Most of think about infographics as part of our marketing and communications tool box.  Therefore,  we want an end product that looks good, professional, and captures attention and if we lack graphic design chops  we turn to in-house graphic designers or hire professional designers..    … Read More

Why I Use Pen and Paper Notebooks AND Digital Tools To Take Notes

My colleague, Alexandra Samuel, wrote a provocative post on the HBR blog titled, “Dear Colleague, Put Down Your Notebook” where she makes an argument for switching to digital note taking tools like Evernote is more efficient than taking notes on paper.… Read More