Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 82

No Sweat DIY Infographics

Visual

Most of think about infographics as part of our marketing and communications tool box.  Therefore,  we want an end product that looks good, professional, and captures attention and if we lack graphic design chops  we turn to in-house graphic designers or hire professional designers..    … Read More

Linking Results To Key Performance Indicators Is Like Hooking Up A Big TV

Measurement

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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

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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