Tue.Jun 21, 2011

How To Make Measurement Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Martin Deutsch. 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 ?

Games and Cultural Spaces: Live Blog Notes from Games for Change

Amy Sample Ward

I’m at the 2011 Games for Change conference today and live-blogging a few sessions! The speakers for this panel include: Tracy Fullerton – Electronics Arts Game Innovation Lab. Ruth Cohen – American Museum of natural History. Elaine Charnov – The NY Public Library. Jason Eppink – Museum of the Moving Image. Syed Salahuddin – Babycastles. Elaine Cohen: The New York Public Library. 100 Years of the flagship library in New York.

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How Much are Nonprofits Spending on IT?

NTEN

How much are nonprofits spending on IT, and what are they choosing to spend it on?

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most. This morning we talked about creating clusters of innovation, bringing in various communities, etc. But before we got there, we talked abit about the problem. I want to frame first the opportunity: we often talk about the competitiveness frame in education, that the US used to be number one, and now we are “falling behind.&#

Netroots Nation Conference Highlights

Frogloop

Netroots Nation , one of the leading conferences for activists to gather and participate in 70 panels and 30 training training sessions, caucuses and strategy sessions wrapped up on Sunday and had some terrific take-aways. Participants from across the U.S. discussed building long-term capacity within the progressive movement, pushing the practice of online and offline organizing forward and changing the debate on policies.

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Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

NTEN

NTEN's Amy Sample Ward shares from her experiences at the Games for Change Festival. James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most. This morning we talked about creating clusters of innovation, bringing in various communities, etc. But before we got there, we talked a bit about the problem.

Your (Free) Summer Grow and Let Go Worksheet

Have Fun - Do Good

It's the first day of summer. To celebrate, here's a free Summer Grow and Let Go Worksheet for you to fill out with ideas you want to grow, and ideas you want to let go of this summer. You can download it for free from Dropbox by clicking here. A *big* thanks to the hubs for illustrating it for me!

Hot or Not: Which Fundraising Channels Are a Forecast for Success?

NonProfit Trends

Last year, I did a Care2 webinar with Donna Wilkins, President of Charity Dynamic and Jason Wood, Director of Internet Services with The Salvation Army National Headquarters called Hot or Not: What’s Sizzling in Online Fundraising?

Games and Cultural Spaces: Live Blog Notes from Games for Change

NTEN

NTEN's Amy Sample Ward shares from her experiences at the Games for Change Festival. I'm at the 2011 Games for Change conference today and live-blogging a few sessions!

Intro to Google Analytics - Part 3

Connection Cafe

Author: Alissa Ruehl. This post is the third in an ongoing series about Google Analytics. As we proceed, I’ll share tips on how you can use this tool to gain more insight into your online marketing. I’ll start off with the basics, but then we’ll get into some advanced techniques.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

SocialFish

VIDEO: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize!

Mobile Commons

Two weeks ago, we hosted our first training with our partners at Organizing 2.0. The day was a huge success, thanks in no small part to the quality speakers who helped us out with each session.

Daily DoGooder: VH1 Save the Music

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.VH1 Save the Music| 1:25 VH1 Save the Music Today is World Music Day and we feature a cause marketing effort by the phone maker, LG, that is working to keep music in the lives of the next generation, This fun, driving clip does a great

When Documenting Your Best Efforts Is No Longer Enough: Stakeholder Involvement in Results-Oriented Program Evaluation

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Tatro, Ph.D. , ASU Lodestar Center. NMI Instructor /. Tatro Consulting. You meticulously record what you do. You report on exactly how many people you served, where, when, and how. In the past, this might have been adequate, but no more.

How you can participate in GiveBIG on Thursday

GroundWire

GiveBIG is this Thursday! Five ways you can participate. Tell your friends and family about GiveBIG so they can support their favorite King County nonprofit! Take a drink (of coffee, of course!) every time you hear GiveBIG mentioned between now and Thursday evening. Extra drinks for NPR spots and Sounders shout-outs. Retweet every GiveBIG tweet that comes across your screens between now and Thursday night.