Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 64

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Guest Post, Tools and Tactics

Note from Beth: Almost weekly, there is yet another tool, feature, or tactic that you can you try using as part of your social media tool box.  But how do you know it is effective?    Over the summer, Facebook has enabled you to pay for an individual post to be seen in more of your fans’ newsfeeds.  

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Big Data Without Defining Success First Is A Big Mistake

Measurement

With the release of the “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit:  Using Data to Change the World, I’m looking forward to participating in the conversation about how nonprofits can use measurement, data, and learning to for social change.

We are living in a “Big Data” is a theme I’m seeing discussed this past month in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  … Read More

Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book

Measurement, Networked Nonprofit

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my second book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit:Using Data to Change the World,” with co-author and measurement goddess KD Paine.     The book is about how nonprofits can measure and improve results from leveraging their networks.   … Read More

Bridging the Opportunity Divide – Empowering Youth to Imagine and Realize their Futures

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note from Beth: During the Mashable Social Good Summit earlier this week,  I ran into Akhtar Badshah from Microsoft with colleagues who were on a panel to discuss the challenges facing youth today or the “opportunity divide.”    Their solution is Microsoft YouthSpark.

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Are Your A Fearless Changemaker?

Failure

The Case Foundation is giving away $650,000 in grants and prizes as part of its initiative, Finding Fearless, with REIMicrosoft!

The first phase is to get crowdsourced nominations of  ”fearless changemakers,”  people who have a social change project in the early stages and a Fearless prize could help them make the leap to scaling.    … Read More