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The Networked NGO in Pakistan

This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US.    Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a group of Population and Reproductive Health grantees from Pakistan on a peer learning group called “The Networked NGO,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit.    … Read More

What Do Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

 

Remember last September when Facebook announced all those changes to individual profiles, including the timeline?    One of the changes  was that your friends and fans can do more than “Like” or “Comment”  on Facebook.… Read More

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

Top Ten Things We’ve Learned About Networks

Note from Beth: This week I’m live blogging the GEO conference, but since I can’t cover it all, I’ve enlisted an awesome live blogging team of grantmakers and others attending the conference who will share what they are learning in guest posts on this blog!    

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Close the Triangle

Guest post by Scott Bechtler-Levin

After spending a couple days with nearly 150 smart, network weavers at the GEO/ Monitor Institute “Growing Social Impact in a Networked World” conference (http://www.geofunders.org/networksconference.aspx), I am reminded of one of my favorite quotations:

“The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know…” (Socrates, according to Plato)

One of many ‘ah-has’ came early during the well facilitated conference.   … Read More