Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 18

Lucy Bernholz Named Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

Philanthropy

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today that Lucy Bernholz will join the Foundation as a Visiting Scholar effective fall 2013 and through 2014.   A thought leader in the intersection of philanthropy, law, policy, and technology, Bernholz writes about the business of giving in books, articles, and her award-winning blog, Philanthropy2173.com.    … Read More

Measuring Impact: The First Step

Measurement

“You Know Your Film is Making a Difference When…” Guest Post by Ellen Schneider

Note from Beth: How often have those of worked in nonprofits asked the question or been asked the question by funders, “What’s the impact?” And that’s a difficult question to answer – whether it is your social or network strategy or a work of art.

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Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Measurement, Self-Directed Learning

For many nonprofits, Google Analytics is the tool of choice for measuring traffic, reach, engagement, and action primarily because it is free.    While it is somewhat easy to use, some of the more valuable features may require a little tutoring to understand and use.  … Read More

How Save the Children Is Using An Edgy Infographic As Part of A Multi-Channel Campaign for Children in Syria

Strategy

Save the Children’s Ettoré Rossetti, Director of Digital Marketing & Social Media for Save the Children USA, emailed me an infographic on the impact of the Syria crisis on children.  As you can see, the design is a bit edgy – and its part of new multi-channel campaign that hopes to activate activists and ignite conversations.  … Read More

Lists As Part of Your Content Strategy: A Short List of Tips and Tools

Content

I’m a list maker!  I keep to do lists, mega to do lists, grocery shopping lists, lists of restaurants and movies, and you get the picture.     There is something zen about making a list – it clears my mind and it is very satisfying to cross things off your list or it saves times because you have a place to start.  … Read More