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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

Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard

This post was also appeared on the MarketsforGood site as part of my regular column, “Between the Dashboard and the Chair.”

How Human-Centered Design Methods Can Help You Design A Better Dashboard

Take a look at any nonprofit dashboard and the most effective ones probably have an organizational process that lies beneath.… Read More

Between the Dashboard and the Chair: The Human Side of Data for Good

Yesterday and today, I am attending the Markets For Good workshop at the Gates Foundation. Markets for Good is an initiative with a purpose to support the further development of the information infrastructure that enables sharing and use of information for the social sector.… 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

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