Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 105

Attention Nonprofit Data Nerds: The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Is Here

Measurement

Part of the M+R Infographic for Benchmark Study

I’ve spent the last 9 months working on a book with measurement guru, KD Paine, called “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit”  (sign up here to get a notice when it is available).    One big lesson that I learned about measurement from KD Paine was a systematic, step-by-step approach to measurement.    … Read More

Reflections from 12NTC Panel on Data Visualization

Conferences, Training Design

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Last week I participated on a panel on “Data Visualization for Nonprofits: A Picture Is Better Than A 1,000 Words” with Johanna Morariu from Innonet and Brian Kennedy of ChildrenNow.      The day of the panel, I published a blog post that shared our slides, wiki, and resources.  … Read More

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

Conferences, Failure, Training Design

Flickr Photo by Julia Smith

I had the honored of moderating a free wheeling plenary discussion on Day #3 of NTC on “Innovation and Nonprofits.”   The panelists included Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Meg Garlinghouse, Greg Baldwin, and Brian Reich. You can find the description and bios here and if you want to the video of the whole session, you can find it here.    … Read More

Packard Foundation OE Launches Their Strategy Refresh Site

Capacity, Guest Post, Philanthropy, Training Design, Transparency

Note From Beth: Last month I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) with Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, that helped OE analyze its “goldmine” of grantee data.  … Read More

Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal

Conferences

The 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) was the 12th conference that I have attended (it had earlier reiterations).    Every year it is like attending a family reunion.      I have some many friends and colleagues that I only get to see once a year at the NTC.  … Read More