Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 48

Lean Start Up Framework Meets Nonprofit Campaign: The Lifecycle of an Upwell Campaign

Experimentation, Failure, Listening, Measurement

Awesome illustrations by Upwell’s  super rad intern, Christine!

Note from Beth: A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed two books about measurement from two different fields – start ups and nonprofit performance assessment.   What they had in common:  the one metric that matters – a method where you focus on key metric to test, experiment, and measure success.    

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Training Design

All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement.  I’m also doing a lot of training of other trainers.   So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.… Read More

Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader’s Science Fair Project!

Experimentation, Measurement

Note from Beth: Both my kids have worked on projects for their school’s science fair.   They follow the scientific method which includes coming up with hypothesis question, collecting data, analyzing results, and getting insight to their questions.   My daughter’s project involved testing different potting soils to see one was better for seed germination.  

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Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Organizational Culture

One of the basic tenets of my first book with Alison Fine, “The Networked Nonprofit,”  was that everyone in the organization participates in social media from the executive director on down – not just the “social media person.”   Having staff use social media as part of their work can extend the organization’s network and increase the organizational comfort level through regular practice.  … Read More

Social Media Is About Engagement With A Purpose and How To Measure It

Measurement

A few days ago, my colleague Suzanne Walsh, shared a tweet with me that pointed to a blog post titled, “Social Media Is Not About Engagement?” from Bundlepost (a social media productivity tool).   I recently heard this same idea from colleague Carie Lewis during our Measurement Workshop at SXSW.  … Read More