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. It refers to large data sets that requires powerful software tools to capture, storage, search, sharing, analysis, visualization and … [Read more...] about Big Data Without Defining Success First Is A Big Mistake
Archives for September 2012
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. The frameworks and tips we outlined were field tested in real-time as part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation with 60 of their grantees who participated in a peer learning/focuss group and … [Read more...] about Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book
The Case Foundation is giving away $650,000 in grants and prizes as part of its initiative, Finding Fearless, with REI & Microsoft! 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. The point is that the initiative is trying to identify and support innovative approaches to on the ground social change. Here's how they are describing … [Read more...] about Are Your A Fearless Changemaker?
I was in NYC over the weekend and Monday to attend and speak at the Mashable Social Good Summit, a three-day conference featuring discussions and presentations with global social activists, organizations, and new media experts. Held during UN Week and Clinton Global Initiative, the speakers and agenda was diverse, interesting, and inspiring. The event was designed for the Mashable audience, a younger and social media savvy group that has the hunger and capacity to consumer a lot of content … [Read more...] about [Reflection] Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact?
Giving Tuesday hopes to spark a movement of people and organizations who want to celebrate giving and encourage more and smarter giving during the holiday season. The intent is to create an annual national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving or this year on November 27, 2012. The campaign will encourage philanthropic activities that support nonprofit organizations. The idea is to harnesses the collective power of the social good sector ecosystem which includes charities, … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012