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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

January 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

I’m delighted to be hosting the January, 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival.   I put the call out for nonprofit blog posts on the topic of measuring your nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies.

As KD Paine and I wrote in “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” measuring your social media channels, overall communications or marketing strategy is not a form of voodoo black magic; it is an art and a science.… 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

Share Your Posts on Measurement and Learning from Your Data: January Blog Carnival

As KD Paine and I wrote in “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” measuring your social media channels, overall communications or marketing strategy is not a form of voodoo black magic; it is an art and a science.

The art part is how you articulate your organization’s measure of success and formulate strategies to realize that success.    … Read More

My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

Last month, FSG and Stanford Social Innovation Review hosted a meeting with nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, evaluators, and other interested organizations and individuals to explore the possibilities for learning and evaluation in the social sector called “Next Generation Evaluation.”    The conference was framed around the question: Given the convergence of networks and big data and the need for more innovation, what evaluation methods should be used to evaluate social change outcomes along side traditional methods?… Read More