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Metrics for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Investing in movements or networks for social change is a strategy that some funders are using.  But, how do you measure the results?

Marino Morino, who wrote “Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity” pointed me to this recent report, “Transactions, Transformations, Translations:  Metrics That Matter for Building, Scaling and Funding Social Movements” by Manual Paster, Jennifer Ito, and Rachel Rosner with the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and funded by the Ford Foundation.  … Read More

The Fives Stages of Measurement Acceptance

Infographics, if done well, can be a useful way to boil down key principles, ideas, or themes.   They’re gaining popularity everywhere, including the nonprofit sector.   More and more nonprofits are starting to use them and it isn’t difficult to find lots of examples and curate them.… Read More

Quick Reflections from Social Innovation Summit 2011

I’ve been heads down working on my next book about measurement and networked nonprofits with KD Paine and our editor, Bill Paarlberg, sprinting towards our deadline.   Writing a book is always a learning experience and I can’t express my gratitude for having such a wonderful co-author and fantastic editor.      … Read More

What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Rob Stuart, who passed away recently and who was instrumental in the creation of the nonprofit technology movement always had a favorite question, “What tools are in your tool box?”   It was always a terrific conversation starter with nonprofit techies because knowing  the right tool for the job is important.    … Read More

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Answer:  When they are engaged and ready to take action for you!

Earlier this month. the Humane Society of United States reached 1 million fans on its Facebook Page.   Says Carie Lewis, director of Emerging for the HSUS, “Although we prefer not to focus on numbers as a measurement of social media success, one million fans is a huge landmark that we are celebrated with our online community.”   We know that animal welfare nonprofit rule on Facebook, but how did HSUS do this?  … Read More