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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub.  The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact.      The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping.… Read More

The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits

Last November, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Erie Ries, Lean Start Up, about applying the principles to nonprofits.    He talked about how perfectionism, an internal mindset that bad things in the world will happen if our campaign, program or whatever is not right from beginning.  … Read More

The Heart and Soul of Lean Impact: A/B Testing Experiments and Validated Learning

Last week, I was honored to be one of the judges at the Lean Impact Summit in San Francisco where 15 nonprofits, start-ups, and social entrepreneurs shared ignite style presentations about how they applied lean start up principles.    The event kicked off with an overview of lean impact by Dominique Aubry of Lean Startup Machine and a  provocative series of conversations between funders/investors and grantees/startups.    … Read More

My Conversation With Eric Ries on the benefits of Lean Start Up Principles for Nonprofits

A few months ago, Eric Ries and his team invited me to cover the The Lean Start Up Conference this week.   With over 1,500 attendees and a line up of inspiring and diverse speakers,  I walked away with an even stronger feeling that Lean Start Up principles are not just  for scrappy tech start ups, that many industries can benefit – including nonprofits.… Read More

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

 

Note from Beth: Two years ago while working on a capacity building project for NGOs funded by the Dept of State in the Middle East,  I found myself in Jordan and visiting colleague Rami Al Karmi’s start up lab.  

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