Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

Connection Cafe

And our resident outcomes expert Michelle DiSabato has helped us understand the benefits of outcomes measurement, tracking and reporting and the role outcomes play in driving collaboration between funders and grantees.

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3 Social Media Metrics Every Non-profit Should Track

NetWits

So what type of metrics are non-profits tracking to determine if they are achieving their objectives? One metric I track on our Blog is RSS or eMail subscribers. Does community matter? Are you measuring the right social media metrics or do you have your head in the sand?

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DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! DIY Community Engagement Metrics. Community Mapping. >> Step 1: Identify all the groups within your community.

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Social Enterprise Summit's Policy Track

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One of the highlights of last week's Social Enterprise Alliance's Summit was the Launch of the Policy Track. A lot of cool things happened in the policy track (even I spoke), but I think the interesting thing was Carlos' comments. The Corporation for National and Community Service is clearly at the center of this. The great thing was to have the White House put the priority on meeting the social enterprise community.

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Why Successful Nonprofits Track Employee Time

Tech Soup Blog

That's where time tracking comes into play. Rather than simply tracking time for compliance or "because someone told you to," successful nonprofits take advantage of the incredible data created by tracking employee time. Need a Time Tracking Solution?

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. How many people hear that word and think it is just as generic as the word community? To that end, siloed brands are replaced by unifying goals that rally more than select individuals but entire communities.

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5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

Amy Sample Ward

When it comes to managing or building communities, online or on the ground, the work can seem overwhelming and sometimes even never-ending. Wherever you are, and whatever the kind of community you are wrangling, there are some general lessons that I recommend.

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3 Nonprofit Success Metrics That Your Organization Needs to Be Tracking

NonProfit Hub

People track performances differently. A saleswoman tracks products sold. You might even judge your pledge fulfillment track record. Both of those suggestions have their place in the nonprofit community as KPIs, but they’re not starter metrics.

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Ultimately, it’s less about the amount of time and more about the consistency – and planning, tracking, and everything else! Community Map Template: [link]. DIY Community Engagement Metrics. Crowdsourcing vs Community Sourcing. Sustainable Community Building.

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Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to present a webinar for the National Center for Media Engagement , focused on community-driven engagement, and present a session at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference , talking about building a social media strategy. Defining Community.

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Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

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Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Time and time again, I’ve heard from funders: We want to track outcomes but we don’t even know where to start or what to measure… What are others in the space tracking? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all speak the same giving, measurement and outcomes language?

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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How To: DIY Community & Content Mapping

Amy Sample Ward

Over the last few of years I’ve had a the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues, speak at conferences, and collaborate with other facilitators and community builders. Community Map. Why : Why map your community?

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Mitch Arnowitz and I recently participated in an online discussion at Venture Philanthropy Partners/Leap of Reason about creating a community of practice for continuous improvement and high performance in the nonprofit sector. Communities, trust and The Tipping Point.

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#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. Best Practices: From @davidahood: Still strongly believe that there has to be an element of face to face/on the ground connection to any successful engagement and mobilisation of any community. From @davidahood: We tend to track email opening and click through rates, what percentage of people take action from click through and growth in numbers of fans/followers/members.

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The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For those of you who have read Social Media for Social Good and have taken my webinar on how to launch a social and mobile media strategy for your nonprofi t, you know that the core of the strategy that I advocate for is tracking and proving your success.

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Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday, Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

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What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ————— Are you thinking of hiring a community manager?

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Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

Connection Cafe

Without question, our ability to track and measure outcomes and the impact of social good initiatives has expanded considerably over the past several years. Foundations Outcomes + Impact Analytics big data data for nonprofits Foundations Management grant tracking Outcomes Measurement

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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Insight is a leading venture capital and private equity firm focused on high-growth technology and software companies, with a 20+ year track record in partnering to scale businesses. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

You have a clear vision of how your work will help strengthen and empower your community. Talk to prospective volunteers about what you want for your community and how they can help you achieve that future. You can also engage community leaders as ambassadors for your organization.

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Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

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Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

This is so much more than the UN pointing at a North Star – with the emphasis on outcomes tracking baked into the SDGs framework, we have the indicators to see if we’re on track to achieving social change with a ready-made formula to measure success.

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How to Build and Engage Your Community through Your Website

Connection Cafe

Moreover, with the proper management, a website can be turned into a powerful tool to build a community and engage it. Blog – creating content for your community gives you a channel to distribute news and engage. So how do you engage with your community?

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The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For those of you who have read Social Media for Social Good and have taken my webinar on how to launch a social and mobile media strategy for your nonprofi t, you know that the core of the strategy that I advocate for is tracking and proving your success.

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What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The participants include a mix of people from nonprofit and for-profit online communities – and it is an excellent opportunity to learn and network with peers, not to mention have healthy food and drink, like Hint Water. Make tracking steps an office game.

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Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. 1) Managing a community takes more time than you think.

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Dashboards: Track Your Organizational Progress

NTEN

By tracking specific data related to our Memberships, Events, Website, and a few other areas, we can use the Dashboard to see at a glance where we ARE, where we WERE, and where we SHOULD BE (and sometimes even where we're GOING). By working with other staff, our board, and even the wider NTEN Community, it is now a document that has a front seat at every staff meeting, no longer to be passed off as busy work to the new, untested employee. Determine What To Track.

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World Water Day: The key to sustainability is data

Amy Sample Ward

We know that you can’t resolve issues in your own community or another one with quick fix solutions; as social changemakers and nonprofits, we look for the sustainable opportunities for shifting systems for a better outcome and a better world. Today is World Water Day!

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

We invited community members in, to be active contributors, collaborators, and co-creators in our museum space. They talked about community building. I don’t think there is a way to directly build community. We can’t sit down and say, “let’s go build some community.” Participation is one (of many) tactics for building community. As time has gone on, my attention has shifted from the tactic of participation to the outcome of building community.

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Delivering Bestsellers to the Bookshare Community

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The proofreaders track down every accent mark and put them back.

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Second Life Community Convention: Nonprofit Track and Links

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just found the detailed post of links for the SLCC Nonprofit and Education tracks. I'm in Chicago in spirit. It's here. Enjoy

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Earned Media: How to Stay Relevant and Track It - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN

AFP Blog

Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN : "The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

You can show Susan that the feeling is mutual by tracking her interests and sharing stories that demonstrate how her support moves your work forward. Sending Emma a reminder before or a follow up message after a community event?

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Five Lessons from Great Community Managers

SocialFish

I’ve been thinking about community management a lot lately. In our role as consultants for SocialFish, Maddie and I have talked to hundreds of community managers about what they do, how they do it, and the why behind it all. Our latest community management consulting package drills down into what we’ve learned and how to apply it. 1) Managing the community takes more time than you think. 2) Successful communities are indispensable.

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PepsiFresh Contest: Real Tracking and Social Impact Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not just about Pepsi: Playing to cause marketing, this engages passion from communities to improve other people's lives, rather than shoving a pop singer's associative branding in a broadcast 30 second spot. Overall impact towards helping communities. What % of the projects that were funded were successful, what impact did it have on the community? It is a good example of tracking in real-time - and something I've been doing for all my projects over the last five years.

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4 Straightforward Benefits of Converting to an “Open Garden” Community Model

SocialFish

If you’ve been following our series of Open Garden posts , you know that we’ve offered many strategic perspectives to motivate you to rethink the rigidity of the classic, closed community structure. More Diverse Community. These days, it’s all about tracking.

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Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With the Texas legislative session currently in progress, I called Tara Lee, Development Director of Texas Watch to talk about current policy issues and how they work to bridge the divide between their community and the political process. Our organization thrives on community engagement.

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The 2013 NTEN Community Survey Report

NTEN

As the NTEN Community overall consists of a greater number of non-members than members, we are pleased to see this balance reflected this year in response rates. > Download the 2013 NTEN Community Survey Report. community Community nptech nten report research survey Program

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