How to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month: Listen, Reflect & Connect

Saleforce Nonprofit

On the whole, Asian Americans do well on measures of economic well-being compared with the overall U.S. As universities, we’ve used the word “underrepresented minority” for a long time, but this is the time to rethink how we talk about diversity and inclusion and how we truly measure it.”.

How To Make Measurement Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I wrote about nonprofit “ measurement malaise &# that keeps some nonprofits putting a measurement strategy for their integrated communications campaigns into practice. In the comments, I asked how can we make measurement fun ? We measure EVERYTHING, all the time. Most people view measurement as punishment, not something fun or valued. Some ways to make measurement sexy include focusing on the results by celebrating them.


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[VIDEO] Measure Of Success: Creating Tools And Process To Report Impact


And, as I was sharing earlier, we usually teach this in person over a period of two to three hours, so, you all are getting the, what we’ll call, the boot-camp version of “Measure of Success.” Some people say, “Specific, measurable, action-driven.”

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. The Gender Parity Index is a UNESCO measurement of access to education for both males and females. Full disclosure. One of my great joys in my long career in nonprofit technology has been seeing the extraordinary success of so many women in our field. I just want to mention a few of them. More About International Women's Day.

Measuring the Return on Relationships

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

and ask “ What’s the Change ?&# I had a quick chat with Claire about this idea and invited her write a guest post to celebrate the launch of her new book, Twitter for Good – which is filled with great insights and practical advice about making Twitter power your nonprofit’s mission. Measuring the Return on Relationships by Claire Diaz Ortiz (nee Williams). Measuring the ROI of a marketing campaign can be time-consuming, but it’s always straightforward.

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Beth Kanter

KD Paine and I had the pleasure of interviewing the Arlene McCrehan social media team at Goodwill for our soon to be launched book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. Goodwill uses measurement and learning in its evolution into a networked nonprofit. One practice they have mastered well is the ability to use experiments (with measurement) to mature its practice. How will you measure it?

Community Impact: Using Patient Data to Measure Program Success

Connection Cafe

Organizational Growth: Communicating and celebrating your impact story can help you attract new donors and volunteers, engage staff, and attract talent because everyone likes to know that what they are contributing to is making a difference.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

She has also co-authored two books on using social media: “ The Networked Nonprofit ” with Allison Fine and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit with KD Paine. Privacy is also on Marnie’s top five list, so she agrees with several of our NPTech celebrities that it is a top issue and that it will shape our work in the coming year. Certainly several of our celebrities mentioned ongoing concerns around privacy. Images: courtesy of our celebrities.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Honoring NTEN Committee Members


To recognize the tireless work of volunteers that support the nonprofit sector, we’ll be publishing a blog post every day this week to celebrate their contributions. Starting with the 14NTC, the committee helps to plan and take action on our sustainability measures. This week is National Volunteer Week !


How I'm Celebrating My 53rd Birthday: Cambodia, Chocolate, and Class

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It also helps students learn the process of a rapid prototype experiment that has viral effects, can be measured, and improved with reflection. The session will begin with a brief presentation that describes my past three social media infused birthday celebrations. What was my birthday Wish At Age 6 ? Monday, January 11th is my 53rd Birthday!

Win These Two Books: Measure What Matters or Social Media ROI

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Please join Zoetica in celebrating the release of two books, Katie Delahaye Paine ‘s Measure What Matters and Olivier Blanchard ‘s Social Media ROI. Zoetica is giving away five free copies of each book today to the first 10 people who answer the question, “Why will ROI never die?” If you want to win a copy, please leave your answer in the comments section (responses that do not address the questions seriously will not win). Congratulations, Katie and Olivier! Promotions

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Announcing the Community Impact Report 2021

Saleforce Nonprofit

We want our customers to work smarter with the resources they have, build and maintain deep connections with their constituents and their peers, be better able to measure and manage their own impact, and ultimately better fulfill their missions.

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: October Book Tour – Events

Beth Kanter

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data for Social Change ,” co-authored with KD Paine is getting into people’s hands! This month KD Paine and I will be celebrating the launch of the book with events in Boston, Providence, NYC, Washington, DC, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and online. This is your chance to hear us talk about the ideas in the book, ask questions, share your story, and, of course purchase a copy of the book.

Guest Post: Celebrating Beth’s Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Yesterday, I was the honored guest at a Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation to celebrate the work that I have done over the last five years as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. It was wonderful to see colleagues in the room and online, reflect on the work, and talk about next steps. Guest Post: Celebrating Beth’s Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation by Kathy Reich. Click to See Larger Image and Scroll.

Trick or Tweet? Seven Twitter Tools To Help You Measure, Learn, and Improve

Beth Kanter

Last week, I celebrated my 5th birthday of joining Twitter! As far as I can tell, the first arrivals on Twitter from the NpTech sector were Ruby Sinreich and Brian Reich who signed up two weeks before me. So, in honor our collective Twitter birthdays in October and Halloween, I thought I’d share a few Twitter tools for tracking and learning that are real treats and a few that make your work flow on Twitter efficient for documenting events.

Set SMART Fundraising Goals for Fundraising Success

Get Fully Funded

Reaching them creates a sense of accomplishment and allows you the opportunity to celebrate! M easurable: Specific criteria that measure your progress toward the goal. M = Make sure your goals are easily measured.

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Measuring the Value of Your Blog: Reflections Over the Last Year

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was inspired by Connie Bensen , a community strategist, who shared a post celebrating the success of her blog over the past year. A year ago, he said that measuring outcomes for social media is, "an evolving art (not quite a science yet) and you have to be up to the challenge of both thinking a bit differently and be ok with leveraging several different tools." Measuring the success of social media efforts can't be done with a single metric.

Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch


They just celebrated over 20 years of advocating for Texas families. With having a small team, putting together reports can be such a daunting task, but EveryAction has made it really easy to streamline all of our data to and measure conversion rates. Texas Watch is a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group founded in 1998.

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How Can Nonprofits Switch to a Data-Driven Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been reflecting on why some nonprofits do a better job of measurement and learning, while others do not. The nonprofits that embrace measurement have a data-driven culture. The challenge has to do with organizational beliefs and work styles. Whether it be a widely held belief that measurement practice is not worth investing resources. Works with measurement consultants or specialists to improve skills and capacity. Use measurement pilots.

4 Tips for Managing Massive Nonprofit Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How are you measuring your success? The good news is there is an invisible string connecting all the positive experiences above, so measuring your event’s success , reach , and therefore, growth can be a domino effect.

3 Reasons to Invest in Nonprofit Fundraising Tech Integration – Even During a Recession

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Brian Greenwald , Nonprofit Superfan at Generate_Impact – a technology services company focused solely on celebrating and serving humanitarian, social impact and sustainability organizations and causes.

Nonprofits and transparency: Who’s walking the walk?


As part of this pilot, 19 people representing organizations large and small are working together this year to try to unlock and solve some of the challenges nonprofits face when it comes to: measuring and managing data making data-informed decisions and sharing the results with colleagues, partners, funders, and the public. Global nonprofit measures and shares its impact in real time. Recently we announced the launch of our 2013 Communities of Impact program.


8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

I celebrated a big anniversary recently (25 years as a professional serving at the same company). Measure your outcomes and be transparent in how you report them , being honest along the way about what you have – and have not – achieved. Doing the work here puts you in a position to understand if the measures themselves are the right ones, if you are focused in the right areas or if you need to course correct.

5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2018

Connection Cafe

In just a year, we went from celebrating the charitable tax deductions’ 100th anniversary to a tax plan that would lessen its value and send aftershocks threatening much-needed programs. Embrace outcomes measurement. This will make it even more important for your organization to be able to showcase measurable impact and goals to stand out from the crowd. It’s no secret that 2017 was a tempestuous year.

How Indigenous Peoples’ Day is Supplanting Columbus Day

Whole Whale

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October and is a Federal Holiday as of 2021. The day celebrates and honors the cultures and contributions of Native Americans and Indigenous peoples.

New eToolkit: Engaging Virtual Volunteers

VQ Strategies

Volunteers have served virtually for decades , but now, the need for engaging volunteers to serve remotely is greater than ever, and the technology to support such engagement is more accessible and accepted than ever.

3 Reasons Every Nonprofit Tech Project Should Begin with a Discovery

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Brian Greenwald , Nonprofit Superfan at Generate_Impact – a human-centered technology services company focused solely on celebrating and serving humanitarian, social impact, sustainability and for-profit-for-good organizations and causes.

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Beth Kanter

HSUS Director of Emerging Media Carie Lewis Celebrates. Says Carie Lewis, director of Emerging for the HSUS, “Although we prefer not to focus on numbers as a measurement of social media success, one million fans is a huge landmark that we are celebrated with our online community.” We know that animal welfare nonprofit rule on Facebook , but how did HSUS do this? For this campaign, they wanted to create a celebration so that fans could engage and participate in the fun.

Afraid of the Office? Top 3 Keys To Make Your Association a Kick-ass Place to Work According to History

Association TV

Allow your leadership team to set up in-person meetings for critical events or discussions as needed, and measure the outcomes. At WorkerBee.TV, we just finished celebrating our 15th anniversary. Caution: No turtles were harmed in the making of this blog.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

But how do you know if those tips are producing results? To get more impact, you need to do some measurement to help you continuously improve and get more ideas about what to try next. This posts offers some tips on how to use measurement to share content on Facebook that your fans really, really want. You’ll enjoy more visibility, more interaction, and more conversions. Content Engagement MeasurementSource: Uploaded by user via Beth on Pinterest.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Hosted in Duluth, MN, this year's gathering is the perfect opportunity for professionals from every corner of Minnesota’s robust nonprofit sector to join together, celebrate the sector, learn from one another and prepare for another year. Participants will network and learn about other areas of practice, discuss a range of opportunities and challenges faced by different sectors, and work collaboratively to improve impact measurement.

How the Media Covered Voting Rights in 2020


Now we’re seeing many Republican-dominated state legislatures advance restrictive and often racist measures that take power away from people to cast their vote. Representative John Lewis, and celebrities like LeBron James. . Read time: 8 minutes. Elections are big news in any year.

nfp 2.0 » A Chicken is not just for Christmas

Rebooting Charity

Last week he celebrated ProBlogger’s second birthday by “giving something back&#. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Balancing the reality of your campus with the overwhelming nature of being a marketer today, this conference will help participants identify, explain and integrate the key ingredients to creating, sustaining and measuring the impact of a successful brand strategy and market position. Every 18 months WCGN convenes an exciting educational conference and celebration of women’s collective giving grantmaking hosted by a member organization in its own hometown. It's finally here!

Use These 11 Metrics To Evaluate Your End-Of-Year Fundraising Campaign


After you’re done celebrating your wins, it’s time to evaluate the success of your end-of-year fundraising campaign. . In this post, I’ll walk you through why that’s important and what metrics you should measure. . Congratulations! You survived the end-of-year fundraising season ! .

15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

But by the same measure, more people are also discovering they can make a difference without you. What does your campaign celebrate? Are you setting up a culture that celebrates sharing, collaboration, collective action and trust? Or are you celebrating donations, staff size, media attention and individual credit? How much should communications be geared to incoming communication, as well as measuring column inches?

How to Plan a Fundraiser for Your Small Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Measurable: Set goals that you can quantify or easily measure so you can track your progress toward your goal. With most fundraisers, you’ll want to measure the total amount of money you raised (your gross) and the amount you cleared after expenses (your net).

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The Science of Nonprofit Video Engagement: How To Use Emotion to Increase Social Sharing

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Video engagement on social media is the measurable action that viewers take after watching. You spontaneously leap to your feet and shout as you celebrate your team’s epic win! By Doug Scott , the founder of Tectonic Video , a leading video agency for nonprofits.

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Crypto Donors Don’t Wear Tinfoil Hats: The 14 differences between Crypto & Traditional Donors

Whole Whale

Cryptocurrency is currently transitioning from the ‘laugh’ to the ‘fight’ stage as the Federal Government is making plans for measured regulation s. Belief in credibility over celebrity . Here are all the celebrities facing backlash (or worse) for touting crypto.

Expert Insights: GivingTuesday and Beyond with Woodrow Rosenbaum


Our goal is an expanded horizon of generosity based on a rethinking of how we measure giving. Each year, the Blackbaud Institute invites leading experts in the world of social good to reflect on current trends, giving insights to stay ahead of the curve.

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How to Engage Employees in National (Virtual) Volunteer Month

Saleforce Nonprofit

Each April, hundreds of thousands of companies and nonprofits celebrate National Volunteer Month in the United States — and millions more throughout the year celebrate across the world.

Unions and their role in the social sector


federal holiday born out of the efforts of 19th century labor unions to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Police unions have also opposed criminal justice reform and police accountability measures. . Today is Labor Day, a U.S.

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10 Important Questions Leaders Need To Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Are our key performance indicators the right ones, and are we measuring what matters? And, one more questions to ask is: Do we celebrate success ?