I’m in Seattle for a couple days doing a round of “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” events to talk about measurement, data, and impact, generously sponsored by Microsoft. I started the day with a “Beth, Book, and Bagels” event hosted by Pyramid Communications, followed by a lunch talk at the Microsoft Campus hosted by Microsoft Global Citizenship Team. The day ended with a curated conversation on “Data, Transparency, and Impact” facilitated by the amazing Erica Mills and with Jane Meseck (Microsoft), Paul Shoemaker (Social Venture Partners) and Eric Stowe (Splash). They crowdsourced questions that we discussed and then we opened it up for audience q/a. Colleagues Zan McColloch-Lussier and Peter Drury managing the back channel, the Twitter was rich with almost 1,000 tweets and the hashtag #kantersea trended locally. I pulled together a curated collection of the best tweets on storify, but here are a few tweets that resonated. Defining Impact
Advice for Nonprofits To Get Started with Measurement
Transparency and Measurement
The Failure Bow
Update: Here’s the Video
Data, Transparency and Impact: A curated conversation with Beth Kanter, Jane Meseck, Paul Shoemaker and Eric Stowe from Tenacious Ventures on Vimeo.