Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 62

Some Reflections about Social Data in the Cloud from the Social Innovation Summit 2012

Conferences

For the past two days,  I’ve been attending (and also a speaker) at The Social Innovation Summit,  a private, invitation-only forum that explores the frontiers of social innovation.   The audience includes top corporate CSR executives, venture capital investors, government leaders, foundations, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs.  … Read More

GiveMN 2012 Giving Day by the Numbers

Fundraising

Note From Beth: I’m a huge fan of  Giving Days because they raise the awareness, engagement, and donations to nonprofits and being generous.     Last week,  we watched as a national day of giving and awareness campaign for “Giving Tuesday” unfold and spur spikes in donations.  

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Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

Promotions

Note from Beth: Last year John Haydon reached out about a special project he was working on for the CTK Foundation that was providing some resources and financial support for nonprofits.   This year,  John is working with them again and they’ve up the amount of resources.      

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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