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Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Last spring at the “Advancing Social Media Measurement for Foundations” meeting convened by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, practitioners from social media, measurement, evaluation, programs, communication, and philanthropy worked on a synthesis of these disciplines to address measurement.  It struck me, that although we do usually think about measuring and learning to improve campaigns and program that integrate social media and networks, if done correctly it is essential outcome-based evaluation and KD Paine and I briefly touched on this on our book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.”

So, I’m very curious about what is next the generation of evaluation?… Read More

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. That sounds like the title of a report that NTEN might produce that surveys the technology landscape and nonprofit usage and provides an overview of what technologies nonprofits should be looking at in the next 1-5 years.  … Read More

How To Make Sense of Your Social Media Metrics

I’ve been facilitating a peer learning group with Packard Foundation grantees during the past year with a goal of improving measurement practice for social media and based on my book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.”    Each organization is working on an action learning project that is a small, doable measurement project that applies the frameworks and steps in the book.  … Read More

Resources for Measuring What Matters

I’ve been curating resources on nonprofit measurement over on Scoop.It, with eye towards collecting useful material related to social media and social impact measurement.

Last week, I came across this excellent deck and blog post from the Knight Foundation’s VP of Strategy and Assessment, Mayur H.Read More

#datanerds: Six Steps to Great Graphs and Charts

Source: Gemma Correll – I Love Charts

Note from Beth: I just knew that I was going to start obsessing about charts and graphs after my Excel spreadsheet obsessions started.  I thought if I set up a tumblr blog curating great nonprofit spreadsheets, but the next logical step is create visualizations of your data.  

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