Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 127

Google +: The Trade Off Between Privacy Needs, Community, and Social Context

Google

On Friday,  I tripped down the rabbit hole of  Google + field test with many other social media early adopters and nonprofit technology (#nptech folks) who were kicking the tires.    Google + is Google’s new social sharing platform.  (Here’s the official announcement on the Google Blog and review in the New York Times.  … Read More

Enchantment: Resisting Guy Kawasaki Is Futile

Conferences

Yesterday, the Social Media for Nonprofit Conference series kicked off in San Francisco yesterday in War Memorial Green Room with support from Microsoft.   The conference shared practical tips and tools with expert speakers including, JD Lasica, Social Brite,  Susan Gordon of Causes.com, Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios, Charles Porch of FacebookSusan Tenby of TechSoup Global and Kellie McElhaney, founding faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.… Read More

Dashboard Design Principles

Books, Measurement

Dashboards are a nonprofit’s best friend because they can be powerful tools in communicating your organization’s important measurement data at a glance.   If a dashboard fails to tell you what need in glance, then you’ve wasted all that data collection time.   … Read More

Why Conversion Is A Better Objective Than Traffic Referral

Engagement, Guest Post

Note from Beth: I’m working on the sequel to the Networked Nonprofit – it is a book about using measurement to prove and improve results with the Measurement Goddess KD Paine.    (Her  recent book, Measuring What Matters, is a must read.)

So, lately, I’ve been on the hunt for good nonprofit measurement stories.  

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Social Media Advice in Fortune Cookies

Engagement

I’ve been experimenting with posting different types of content and engagement techniques on my Facebook Page this past month based on what the research says about increasing engagement.  This week, the post that got the most conversation was a playful and visual one.   … Read More