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. A networked capacity building project is where a cluster of grantees learn and … [Read more...] about How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts
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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. One of the reasons cited in the report and also from participants on the webina: "We don't have the skills to analyze, slice and dice, and make sense of our data - so we … [Read more...] about Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!
Last month, I had the honor of keynoting the Social Good Brasil Conference and one of the other keynote speakers was Peter Sims, author of "Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries." I will have a full book review coming. One message in the book is not start with a big idea with it all planned out in advance, but to make a methodical series of little bets about what might be a good direction and learning from lots of little failures and from small wins to find … [Read more...] about Unicef's Little Bet on Pinboard
Happy Giving Tuesday, a national movement to add a day of charity and doing good founded by the 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation and Mashable, and supported by many nonprofits and corporations as well as individuals to jumpstart the giving season in the US. I've set up a fundraiser for NTEN on Crowdrise and all donations are being matched to day by the Case Foundation and Six Degrees as part of a match day - in partnership with Networked for Good. I'm proud to be a community champion … [Read more...] about Happy Giving Tuesday! Get Out The Give Today!
Note from Beth: As part of my work at the Packard Foundation, I've had the honor of designing and facilitating a "networked capacity building project" for a cluster of grantees, state-based groups, to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. The project is in its second year and I've been working in collaboration with Spitfire Strategies. Just like message consistency, storytelling, and interviewing skills, building robust networks and using social … [Read more...] about Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media