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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

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