Telling the story in a new way: Should arts leaders use impact evaluation?

ASU Lodestar Center

Impact evaluation in the arts, and its broader use for leaders of any nonprofit, can drive results. Qualitative yet empirically-based impact evaluation bridges the gap left by other evaluative methods providing the context of mission fulfillment for a nonprofit organization. Only within the last decade has research on the efficacy of evaluating the effects of art on audiences been realized (Brown & Novak, 2013). Evaluation can be painful.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Digital Media and Learning Conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialogue and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice. Impact Convergence 2016 brings together leaders, practitioners, and professionals from around the globe who are interested in impact and evaluation.


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Planning to Win: A Framework and Free Toolkit for Nonprofit Campaign Planning

Beth Kanter

Planning to Win is an online guide for nonprofits that are looking to win support for an issue, impact policy, or get a corporation or government body to change its policies. Spitfire developed this upgraded version of its first campaign planning tool because of the many new factors affecting what it takes to design and run winning campaigns in today’s rapidly changing world. Evaluate the Campaign Climate. Chart the Course.

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Introducing the 2021 Classy Awards Leadership Council


Brings a strategic focus on addressing the policies and systems that perpetuate global poverty .

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SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Evaluate where social makes sense. get your privacy and permission policies and proceses aligned with an open strategy. where are customers or users “in&# the organization chart (at the top?). Presentation by Charlene Li at SXSW. You can see the session information here. “Social networks will be like air.&#. Yes, we’ve heard this before, but we can’t conceptualize “air.&#.

How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

With the clock ticking, we’ve evaluated the impact of the biggest changes we can make for the planet. Some changes you can make to make your voice heard on climate change are: Vote for parties and candidates who prioritise environmental policies.

Increasing User Value / Moving to Influence

Forum One

A lot of the organizations we work with and others we see in the policy-issue, advocacy, "intellectual-commerce" realm, are interested in their work being more influential. These are drawn from some work we did in an evaluation ( see the report ) of the ReliefWeb web site of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. One way to look at the stages of increasing value to web site users is shown in the chart above.

Drawing Networks on Napkins with Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Co-Authors of Net Gains

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And the goal of those relationships can be learning, collaboration, policy, service delivery, advocacy, mobilizing or action. Later, I found the chart in Net Gains. We also discussed the whole issue of network evaluation and the difficulty of measuring those relationships versus a specific impact. Also, the idea of faster tools like social network analysis that give us real time information and the need for someone who is embedded in the network as a real time evaluator.

How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact


With the clock ticking, we’ve evaluated the impact of the biggest changes we can make for the planet. Some changes you can make to make your voice heard on climate change are: Vote for parties and candidates who prioritise environmental policies.

[VIDEO] Raising More Money By Asking (And Answering) Better Questions


Steven: And I would call that evaluation, right, that’s us checking to see if we’re doing our work well, right. . You need to have a gift acceptance policy. The key to successful fundraising is asking smarter questions.

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The Overhead Solution: A New Nonprofit Pride Movement

Tech Soup Blog

The CEOs of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, and GuideStar USA published a second open letter last year with the express goal to "crush" the overhead myth, the idea that overhead ratios should serve as the sole basis for evaluating nonprofit performance. Budgeting, fiscal policies, and internal control resources. Charity Raters Part 1: Charting the Bad and the Bad. Think of the words "overhead" and "nonprofits" and what comes to mind?

Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Beth Kanter

We started with key results and worked backwards to technical assistance goals: Kids get health care coverage Policies are adopted More attention from policymakers. More and better partners, more and better relationships with reporters and more or better policy maker relationships. California Public Policy Director Judy Darnell offered a case study how she got started simply on Twitter.

Not all knowledge is evidence, not all good advocacy is evidence based. Disagree.

Network-Centric Advocacy

The practice of advocacy itself is built on a historical record that shows advocacy is the necessary requirement for policy change. Some believe advocacy is more of a dark art than an evidence based approach to creating policy change. Evidence suggests advocacy is required to create any policy change. He persuaded policy makers to act. Expereince, evidence and knowledge tell us that policy only changes through inspiring action (not just presenting facts). .

Civility in the Digital Age: Book Giveaway

Beth Kanter

Adding Conflict Resolution Points To Your Social Media Policy: This includes creating a flow chart for dealing with an online conflict situation. The points include: 1) notice the situation; 2) evaluate the situation; 3) Respond to the situation.

How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup: Telework Policies. MySammy software essentially evaluates how a person spends time on a computer and/or mobile device. It generates pie charts and bar graphs that provide managers with a statistical look at how teleworkers are spending their time. Telework (also called telecommuting) is where an employee regularly does their work outside of the office, usually at home or when traveling.

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How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits


This chart is from Learning from a Natural Environment: Study a Corporate Work-Time Policy Initiative. Open work environments, when adopted, can quicken the development of democratic values in the workplace: transparency, dialogue and listening, fairness and dignity, purpose and vision, accountability, collective goals, choice, integrity, reflection and evaluation, and decentralization of power. Jacob Griscom, BetterWorld Telecom. [Ed.

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APIs from Kintera and Convio – A new beginning? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Rather than comment on the differences and pros/cons of their offerings, I do have some thoughts on how to evaluate or compare these APIs, programs or approaches. m actually working with the good folks at Idealware and NTEN on evaluating APIs so this is top of mind for me already. Here is my take at articulating the characteristics they used and others should use to evaluate the two APIs: the API itself??the privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

Convio Releases Nonprofit Online Marketing Benchmarks Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


In that spirit, Convio released their comprehensive online marketing study today that looked at close to 600 nonprofit organizations’ online marketing results and compiled benchmarks for evaluating fundraising, email, advocacy, and marketing success online. Be sure and check out Convios vertical response charts towards the end of the report which compares how different types of nonprofit groups performed in overall email list growth, conversion rates, website traffic, and more.

Balance the Spontaneous and Strategic of Social Media: Newsjacking and Obamacare

Beth Kanter

However, these grantees also have to integrate the use of social media into a strategic communications effort that will help further their work towards policy change to support children’s health care coverage. The early results like learning or engagement - the spontaneous stuff as Allison Fine likes to call it — are not always valued.

Let Employees Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

Finally, you may discover that the mistake happened because policies, procedures or your assignment instructions were confusing or unclear. 3 Coaching And Mentoring Tips How To Avoid 8 Common Performance Evaluation Pitfa. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.