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Archive for the ‘Transparency’ Category

Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

GuideStar and Hope Consulting have released the results of new study, Money for Good II (MFGII).

The findings suggest that if nonprofits are more transparent in sharing information about their results online that they could attract more donors.… Read More

2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available

For the past three years, my colleague Lucy Bernholz has published her annual Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint, an industry forecast about the social economy – private capital used
for public good. Each year it provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in
the coming year.… Read More

Networked Learning Loops Through Benchmarking

In the Networked Nonprofit “Learning Loops, we  illustrated how networked nonprofits do a real-time, lighter assessment process as they engage their community and make improvements and adjustments along the way.   Some describe this as   “try it and fix it.”   It might seem like changing a flat tire while the car is still moving but for many Networked Nonprofits it is a secret to their success.… Read More

Social Media, Foundations, and Grantees: What Works, What Doesn’t?

This week I attended Center for Effective Philanthropy’s  conference “Better Philanthropy: From Data to Impact” where I participated on a panel about social media, foundations, and grantees.   Vincent Stehle moderated and other panelists included Paula Goldman, Omidyar Network,  Jacob Harold, Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Travis Manzione, Director of Assessment Tools for CEP.… Read More

What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

I’ve been writing about wikis (and other social technologies) can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with  “learning in public.”   You can learn in public in different ways – self-directed individual learning, with a peer group or in an organization, or as a network or entire field practice.… Read More