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Can You Measure Love?

Happy Generosity Day!    The idea of moving Valentine’s Day away from dinner reservations and singles awareness towards a day of generous acts began in 2011 by Sasha Dichter, Scott Case, Ellen McGirt, and Network for Good’s Katya Andresen. The premise is simple.… Read More

#kantersea: Data, Transparency, and Measurement In Seattle

I’m in Seattle for a couple days doing a round of “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,”  events to talk about measurement, data, and impact, generously sponsored by Microsoft.    … Read More

Bridging the Data Disconnect Between Nonprofits and Their Funders

Next week, I’m headed to Seattle for a couple of “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” book events generously sponsored by Microsoft.    I’m very excited to participate in one of the evening events, a curated discussion on Data, Transparency, and Impact with Jane Meseck (Microsoft), Paul Shoemaker (Social Venture Partners) and Eric Stowe (Splash) and moderated by: Erica Mills, Claxon Marketing.… Read More

Measurement Wisdom for Nonprofits from Bill Gates

Last week, Bill Gates’ 2013 Annual Letter highlighted the power of data and measurement to help lift the world’s most needy up from poverty.     I heard about it from several tweets asking me if he had read “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” and colleague, Marion Conway, wrote a great summary of the letter which was also available in an interactive format on the web.… Read More

Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

Note from Beth: In a report entitled Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data, authors Beth Novek and Daniel Goroff address the challenges of obtaining better, more usable data on the nonprofit sector to match the field’s growing importance. Information found in Form 990s, like other important data collected by governments, could potentially be far more useful if it were not only public but ‘open’ data.  

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