Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 135

Guest Post: Hashtags Are Like #Snowflakes


Note from Beth: You’ll find some good tips from David and Ehren on how to leverage their platform.    I’d like to emphasize one of their points –  ”measure – experiment-measure.”      Not every nonprofit is born with the “data driven gene.”    One way your organization can begin to create a culture of measurement and learning is to always be piloting with small projects.    

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Where Should You Invest Your Time: Google+, Search, or Email?

ROI, Strategy

Yesterday on Google +,  John Haydon made a provocative  statement:   “It’s a big mistake to say that nonprofits should wait on Google +”

Like my colleague, Geoff Livingston, I disagree with that statement or hoping on bandwagons.   I said as much in a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy Podcast with Alison Fine.… Read More

Humane Society: Tactics for Sustained Engagement



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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