Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 101

Learning Out Loud – Guest Post by Linda Wood – Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Guest Post, Leadership, Transparency

Note from Beth: One of the themes I’ve been exploring over the last few years related to networks is transparency.   We devoted a whole chapter to the topic in the Networked Nonprofit. In my next book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit”  my co-author KD Paine and I take a look at how you measure it.  

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How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Content, Engagement

Measure Networked Nonprofit

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As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation,  I’ve facilitated many peer learning groups on effective social media, networked nonprofits, and measurement.    Several of groups serves as testers of the various ideas in my forthcoming book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, with co-author KD Paine.    … Read More

Pinterest: A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

Content Curation, Visual

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images and videos you discover on the web.  Think of it as social network of visuals – where you can find images from other people with the same interest or use it to curate your own visual “interest space.”

The clean interface and simplicity of  its features make it easy to use and gives you a calm feeling which perhaps accounts for its popularity.  … Read More

Metrics for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Leadership, Measurement, Movement Building, Networks

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

The Fives Stages of Measurement Acceptance

Measurement

Infographics, if done well, can be a useful way to boil down key principles, ideas, or themes.   They’re gaining popularity everywhere, including the nonprofit sector.   More and more nonprofits are starting to use them and it isn’t difficult to find lots of examples and curate them.… Read More