Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 49

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

Civility in the Digital Age: Book Giveaway

Books

My colleague, Andrea Weckerle, has published a  new book called:  ”Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People Can Triumph over Haters, Trolls, Bullies, and Other Jerks” and she gave me  five copies to giveaway to five people or nonprofits who comment below.    … Read More

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Tools and Tactics

Note From Beth: Blog Carnivals are  a themed collection of blog posts.   They have been for a long time and some nonprofits, like Momsrising, have been using them as part of their engagement strategy.  The nonprofit blog carnival has been going for a few years, created by Kivi Leroux Miller, of the Nonprofit Marketing Guide, in 2006, and Joanne Fritz at About.com took over management of the carnival in 201o.  

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