Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 60

How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts

Measurement

As part of my work at the Packard Foundation,  I have the honor of working with a cluster of grantees working on children’s healthcare coverage on a networked capacity building project called “Friending the Finish Line.”    designed to help grantees institutionalize social media and networked nonprofit skills and strategies and integrate them into their broader strategy for communications on children’s health. … Read More

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!

Measurement

Yesterday, KD Paine and I delivered an NTEN Webinar on measurement based on the ideas in our new book  ”Measuring the Networked Nonprofit:  Using Data to Change the World.”    We started off discussing the recently released report from NTEN/Idealware that found that nonprofits collect lots of data, but don’t look at it.    … Read More

Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

Experimentation, Fundraising

Last month, I had the honor of keynoting the Social Good Brasil Conference and one of the other keynote speakers was Peter Sims, author of “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.”  I will have a full book review coming.  … Read More

Happy Giving Tuesday! Get Out The Give Today!

Fundraising

Happy Giving Tuesday, a national movement to add a day of charity and doing good founded by the 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation and Mashable, and supported by many nonprofits and corporations as well as individuals to jumpstart the giving season in the US.… Read More

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Guest Post, Training Design

Note from Beth: As part of my work at the Packard Foundation,  I’ve had the honor of designing and facilitating a “networked capacity building project” for a cluster of grantees, state-based groups,  to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children.  

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