Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 80

Advancing Social Media Measurement for Foundations – Reflections & Notes

Measurement


Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a meeting organized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation called “Advancing Social Media Measurement for Foundations.”     The participants were a cross-disciplinary group and included people who work at different foundations in the areas of evaluation, communication, social media, and programs as well as people who work for nonprofits and as consultants who work in evaluation, social media, network analysis, data scientists, and others.… Read More

Now That’s A Spreadsheet!

Measurement

In the sequel movie  Crocodile Dundee 2, there is a great line when Mick Dundee visits the US and two guys try to rob him at knife point.    He pulls out his outback knife, which is three times larger and says,  “Now, that’s a knife!”     When Alison Carlman, unmarketing manager for Global Giving, shared her social media measurement spreadsheet during a peer learning session I’m facilitating for Packard Foundation grantees based on “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,”  I couldn’t  help but think, “Now That’s A Spreadsheet!”

Why is this such an awesome digital marketing/social media measurement spreadsheet?  … Read More

Advancing Social Media Measurement for Philanthropic Outcomes #sm_re

Networked Nonprofit, Networks

Click to See Larger Image and Full Data by Marc Smith

How do you measure your network to learn how to improve outcomes?   That was one of many questions raised at during a Twitter Chat last week around the #sm_re hashtag.     … Read More

#npfail Share Your Nonprofit Fail Story and Win A Microsoft Surface!

Failure

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when you’re beating your chest in frustration or pointing fingers at each other.… Read More

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Data

I was honored to be invited to cover this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum, a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes.  The annual conference helps inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.       This year’s conference, “The Future We Make” had four themes – strategic philanthropy, modern day slavery, agriculture and nutrition, and education, learning, and employment.… Read More