Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 129

Networked Learning Loops Through Benchmarking

Measurement, Training Design, Transparency

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

How To Get Fire in Your Organization’s Belly: Key Insight from the Millennial Donor Summit

Conferences

Millennials – We know they are young, tech savvy and well-educated-but they are also some of the most active when it comes to donating and volunteering.   So what’s the secret to engaging Millennials in your  nonprofit organization’s work?   The Millennial Donor Summit explored this question and others while engaging participants in a virtual setting.     … Read More

Are You Using the Best Ever Social Media Analytics Tool?

Measurement, Tips, Tools and Tactics

A simple online survey.

There are so  social media analytic tools to measure social media and other emerging technologies, that we’ve created a new genre of Shiny Objective Syndrome — Data Puking disorder.   We’ve become addicted to generating pretty charts and graphs, while taking any opportunity to play with any new (and especially free) social media measurement tool that we  read about on blogs.… Read More

How To Make Measurement Fun!

Failure, Measurement

Last week I wrote about nonprofit “measurement malaise” that keeps some nonprofits putting a measurement strategy for their integrated communications campaigns into practice. In the comments, I asked how can we make measurement fun?  In response, Jono Smith said that was like asking how to make going to the dentist fun!… Read More

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference Series Launches in SF

Promotions

On June 29,  I’ll be participating at conference in San Francisco called Social Media for Nonprofits that launches  a seven-city conference event focusing on answering the question:  “How can resource-strapped community-based organizations seize the opportunities presented by this new landscape?”

The full-day conference is all about practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing and advocacy. … Read More