Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 48

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Movement Building

Recognizing remarkable creativity and effectiveness by non-profits across the globe, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named 13 organizations as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1.5 million, depending on the size of its budget.… Read More

No Sweat DIY Infographics

Visual

Most of think about infographics as part of our marketing and communications tool box.  Therefore,  we want an end product that looks good, professional, and captures attention and if we lack graphic design chops  we turn to in-house graphic designers or hire professional designers..    … Read More

Linking Results To Key Performance Indicators Is Like Hooking Up A Big TV

Measurement

The process of linking results to key performance indicators and associated metrics it is like hooking up a big TV.  You have to do it one component at a time .    The first and most important component is identifying success or the most important result and linking the right “Key Performance Indicator” or data point that you will collect along the way to understand if you are making progress toward your goal.    … Read More

What Gets Measured Gets Better

Measurement

Note from Beth: As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I’m running several peer learning groups based on the ideas in “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” and Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly Maturity of Practice model.  

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Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Measurement

Yesterday,  I had the pleasure of doing a webinar on measurement and nonprofit for Kivi at the Nonprofit Marketing Guide.  One of the questions I was asked,  ”Why Data Informed? Why Not Data-Driven?”

In our book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit“,’ KD Paine and I explain how being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture.… Read More