Measurement, Networked Nonprofit
As KD Paine and I wrote in “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” measuring your social media channels, overall communications or marketing strategy is not a form of voodoo black magic; it is an art and a science.
The art part is how you articulate your organization’s measure of success and formulate strategies to realize that success. … Read More
Learning, Self-Directed Learning
The Chronicle recently published an article with expert advice on what nonprofits should start doing in 2014. If you look down the list of tactical advice and tips, there is a bigger pattern that emerges. Nonprofits should integrate learning into their work, program delivery, and communications. … Read More
Housekeeping, Mindfulness, Self-Directed Learning
I have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year. These include a review of the year’s accomplishments and two techniques that help you focus on your goals: Peter Bregman’s theme for the year, and Chris Brogan’s “My Three Words .” I also throughout the month of January review my work routines and systems and redesign or tweak to improve productivity.… Read More
Cambodia, Networked Nonprofit
Note From Beth: The power of observation is key to learning and perfecting any practice or skill. Observation is not just scanning or browsing, but looking at another organization’s practice with a critical thinking lens and gaining insights. Along with benchmarking – that is comparing your organization’s numbers with an industry average or simply another similar organization or two is great.
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