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How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when people are feeling shame and pointing fingers at each other.  Dosomething.org knows that mistakes happen, but also knows how as an organization to transform mistakes into organizational learning that leads to better results in a program.  … Read More

Between the Dashboard and the Chair: The Human Side of Data for Good

Yesterday and today, I am attending the Markets For Good workshop at the Gates Foundation. Markets for Good is an initiative with a purpose to support the further development of the information infrastructure that enables sharing and use of information for the social sector.… Read More

Learning is the Work

Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in National eXtension Conference which was amazing for many reasons.    I first did several professional sessions with this network back in 2007 and an online class on knowledge sharing and online collaboration – so it was great to long-time colleagues.    … Read More

How Do I Get My Nonprofit’s CEO To Use Twitter or other Social Media?

Last month, I participated in a keynote panel at the AFP Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX on the theme, “Social Media for Social Change” with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, Ben Rattray, Founder of Change.Org, and Ritu Sharma and Darian Rodriguez Heyman, co-founders of Social Media for Nonprofits Conference.    … Read More

The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits

Last November, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Erie Ries, Lean Start Up, about applying the principles to nonprofits.    He talked about how perfectionism, an internal mindset that bad things in the world will happen if our campaign, program or whatever is not right from beginning.  … Read More