Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 129

How Does Your Nonprofit Use Data To Improve Results?


Today,  NTEN’s Amy Sample Ward shared this fabulous video on Facebook.   It is from the recent workshop that NTEN and NPower in Charlotte, NC to help participants understand the power of data to drive decision-making for nonprofits.    It’s a topic that NTEN’s executive director, Holly Ross, has covered with this must-read post: “Four Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Their Impact With Data.”

NTEN is also doing this flash poll to learn how nonprofits make sense of their own data.  … Read More

Likes on Facebook Are Not A Victory: Results Are!

Measurement, Networked Nonprofit

As part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  I’m facilitating several peer exchanges on the topics of measurement, social media, and networked nonprofits.   This is feeding into my  work on a book with KD Paine on that topic.… Read More

Bench Learning: Zoos and Aquariums Social Media


I’ve been looking for an excuse to share this YouTube Video of a River Otter playing the piano that Humberto Kam from the MBA mentioned.     It think it rivals the YouTube video of Mariachi Connecticut performing for a beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium.    … Read More

Grazing on Curated Lists Is Like Sipping A Fine Wine


Earlier this week, I wrote a post called “Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging” about the art and science of curating information.   It is process o f organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked with your network.     … Read More

Taking Baby Steps with Social Media Measurement: Defining a Small Pilot


Part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is facilitating several peer learning groups on social media measurement. The intent is to help grantees improve their social media practice through measurement and learning.   It is also serving as a  focus group, producing deep  insights and stories for my next book on social media measurement, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, that I’m co-authoring with goddess of measurement,  KD Paine.… Read More