Measurement | Beth’s Blog - Part 7

Archive for the ‘Measurement’ Category

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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How ACLU NJ Defines Social Media Success: The First Important Measurement Step

When nonprofits started to read and apply our book,  ”Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,”  I noticed this tweet from the ACLU in NJ showing a white board capturing their team meetings to define success for social media.   I followed up with Eliza Straim (Communications Associate) and Katie Wang (Communications Director) to learn more about how they went about this first very important first step for measuring social media – defining results.… Read More

How To Use Negative Feedback on Facebook To Improve Your Content Strategy

 

Facebook recently made a change to the EdgeRank Algorithm that increased the importance of Negative Feedback.

Negative feedback on Facebook is when a user will hide, hide-all or unlike your content. Hiding content is like deleting an email without reading it or hitting the spam button..… Read More