Earnest Review

SocialFish

In addition to credit score evaluation, they go a step further and look at other issues such as the borrowers’ education level, their financial aspects, and work history. Review: . The post Earnest Review appeared first on Social Fish.

A Guide to Evaluating Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was fairly early in the Foundation’s exploration of networks and Madeleine came in to discuss her approach to evaluating networks. Fast forward five years, Madeleine has published a new guide on evaluating networks. Three pillars of focus in network evaluation.

Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

But even a casual review makes one thing clear— not everyone agrees on everything, not even in fundraising. Rather than ignore all advice or grow frustrated by the differing opinions, keep reading — it expands your mind—but create your own lens for evaluating advice. Evaluate it.

Reliant Credit Repair Review

SocialFish

Now, most credit repair company’s job is to evaluate your credit report, identify where mistakes are, and then dispute these erroneous items on your report, so that the information can be deleted. The post Reliant Credit Repair Review appeared first on Social Fish.

Reflection and Evaluation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Reflection and Evaluation March 10, 2008 Michele Martin, one of my fave bloggers, has a great post today on Reflective Practice. One question I asked all of them was about whether they had a process of reflection and evaluation of their work, as it was going on, and when the project was coming to a close.

My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The opening keynote by Hallie Preskill, Managing Director, FSG talked about the trends setting the stage for new evaluation methods, but also cautioned that these methods would not replace traditional methods. I followed the developmental evaluation thread most closely.

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” So, I’m very curious about what is next the generation of evaluation? ” Key trends: What are the fundamental forces driving the need for social sector evaluation to evolve? These approaches have the potential to change how we view evaluation in a significant way.

How Should Funders Evaluate Charities?

Frogloop

When I’m evaluating a charity for a client who is looking to make a significant donation to a nonprofit, I measure 4 key things: 1. So when does reviewing overhead become important? Reviewing this data can be helpful at times in ensuring charity accountability.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

Mobile Commons

In healthcare, text messaging interventions, which have been widely reviewed in the literature, have been used successfully to address everything from diabetes management, weight loss, and physical activity to smoking cessation and medication adherence.

Counting Aloud Together | Stanford Social Innovation Review

AFP Blog

Counting Aloud Together | Stanford Social Innovation Review : If you’re a nonprofit leader, you understand that the pressure to build data-informed practices—and to improve your services using data—has never been greater. You’ve invested in client services, but you’ve neglected to fund the structures that hold those services together—things like staffing, evaluation strategy, and up-to-date technology

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Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Peter and Madeleine were the among the pioneers in writing about, designing, facilitating, and evaluating networks in the social impact space.

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Clarity, Control, and Performance Reviews

SocialFish

Surprisingly enough, you can start with performance reviews. Performance reviews are a great place to start. Social media has thrived under the mantra “Clarity over control.”

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Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Join the Review Society to dig into it more. . Professionals Trust Peer Reviews. Reviews are a powerful social media tool for B2B organizations precisely because they reflect the way professionals make decisions: namely, by imitating what the other guy is doing.

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Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Impact evaluation is the thrust indicators, providing measurement and evaluation of the performance. Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F.

It Might Just Be My Favorite Year: 2014 in review

NTEN

14ntc Community digital inclusion evaluation net neutrality women in tech Amy Sample Ward. It's time to take a moment to marvel at the wonders that the nonprofit technology has made possible this year (thanks, team!). I know you''re not supposed to have favorites, but 2014 has truly been an incredible year. The successes and challenges punctuating the past year have demonstrated the importance and growing strength of the nonprofit technology sector.

New CMS Guide Available: Low Cost CMS Review from Idealware

NTEN

In addition to the detailed review of 11 systems -- including both proprietary and open source -- the report provides some helpful overview for approaching the CMS evaluation process in general, as well as some recommendations for making your selection process more focused and effective.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Stanford Social Innovation Review / Stanford, CA / $950. And like those other core functions, we must examine our technology and data strategies to properly evaluate and prioritize our needs and successfully build our digital capacity. It's finally here!

5 Questions To Ask At Your Next Employee Performance Review

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 5 Questions To Ask At Your Next Employee Performance Review Here are five important questions you, as a manager and leader, should ask during employee performance reviews: What have I done to help - or hinder - your job performance?

How We Do Quick Post-Mortem Project Evaluation

GroundWire

It’s very lightweight, and its goal is to capture both the specifics of the project we’re evaluating, but also long-term patterns that we’re seeing. We periodically review batches of our post-mortems as a group to help diffuse our lessons learned across our team and to identify areas where we want to focus more effort. We’d love to hear more about how your organization evaluates its recurring processes in order to build internal learning!

How We Do Quick Post-Mortem Project Evaluation

GroundWire

It’s very lightweight, and its goal is to capture both the specifics of the project we’re evaluating, but also long-term patterns that we’re seeing. We periodically review batches of our post-mortems as a group to help diffuse our lessons learned across our team and to identify areas where we want to focus more effort. We’d love to hear more about how your organization evaluates its recurring processes in order to build internal learning!

Evaluating Open Source Systems is Hard

Idealware

It's been a particularly difficult report, in a way that has me thinking about the challenges for any nonprofit who's trying to evaluate complex open sources systems. The main way that you're expected to evaluate an open source system is by trying it out. It's great to evaluate some things - like ease of use - but it's hard and time consuming to try to figure out more advanced functionality.

Network-Centric Success? Read the Health Care Campaign Evaluation

Network-Centric Advocacy

Dan Cramer of Grassroots Solutions and Tom Novick of M+R Strategic Services (M+R) provide a fantastic evaluation. They were able to interview the key players (70) and review all the documents and activities of the campaign. Evaluation: Executive Summary of Findings and Lessons from the HCAN Campaign | Atlantic Philanthropies It is a great piece of work. Even the evaluation at $170,000 is a tiny % of 47 million dollar campaign.

Book Review: The First-Time Manager

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book covers eight core responsibilities of a new manager , including: Hiring Communicating Planning Organizing Training Monitoring Evaluating Firing Expert advice is additionally provided regarding: Using Your New Authority Managing Your Mood Building Trust One of my favorite sections of the book is the one about class in a manager : Class is treating people with dignity.

How To: Evaluate AdWords Performance

NTEN

On the Google Grants team, we receive a lot of questions from grantees on how best to evaluate their AdWords performance. We put this article together to give guidance around monitoring and evaluating your Google Grants account using a few strategies we find valuable. In general, you should use the data that flows into your AdWords account to evaluate performance. Regularly review account statistics for your campaigns, ad groups, ads, and keywords.

Book Review: The First-Time Manager

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book covers eight core responsibilities of a new manager , including: Hiring Communicating Planning Organizing Training Monitoring Evaluating Firing Expert advice is additionally provided regarding: Using Your New Authority Managing Your Mood Building Trust One of my favorite sections of the book is the one about class in a manager : Class is treating people with dignity.

What are Your Engagement Goals?

Museum 2.0

This is a big year for us in naming and evaluating our work. We use these goals to evaluate our current engagement strategies, assess new proposed strategies, and guide productive discussions about how to improve our work. evaluation Museum of Art and History

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Build, Buy, or Customize?

Connection Cafe

Keep in mind there is often (significant) work effort in documenting requirements, defining a solution, and agreeing on an approach, typically involving multiple resources and iterative review of specifications for both for stakeholders and the development team (whether in-house or external).

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CDEgger Tweets: A week in review

Social Actions

A to-be-celebrated joint press release expanding the emphasis on nonprofit evaluation from overhead ratios to a "finances, outcomes, and accountability" combo. One of my goals for 2010 is to better sync the news passing through my twitter account and this blog. In the interim, here's a subjective and very partial summary of news that's warranted retweeting over the past week (in expanded greater-than-140-character format!): On the intersection of philanthropy and technology.

Research Friday: Does your nonprofit have an outcome-driven culture?

ASU Lodestar Center

With the recent scarcity of grant funding, excellent program evaluation practices are becoming a distinguishing element of effective and grant-competitive nonprofit organizations. There are different approaches to evaluating a program. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook.

Developing a Theory of Change, Part 1: A Logical Process

Museum 2.0

Ian did a social psychology literature review to understand the research grounding the connections we made from activities to outcomes to impacts. We started using the theory of change to focus our programs and partnerships, evaluate our work, and change the way we talk about what we do.

Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? Even though I ultimately dropped out of my PhD program to pursue an MBA instead, I had enough exposure to develop a profound, first-hand appreciation of the rigors of the peer review process. Nothing in my undergraduate experience really prepared me for the debate, criticism, and justification the peer review process entails. s work to review as well.

Comparing Reporting Features | Idealware

Idealware

It’s one of those areas where the most obvious way of evaluating for any particular grantmaker is to take a look at the existing reports and decide if they’re useful for their foundation’s particular needs. But needs vary a lot in this area – and it seems to me that it’s likely to always vary, as most organizations have a desire to tailor reports to their specific processes – so it’s not a very useful criteria for our overall, meta-evaluation needs.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Impact Convergence 2016 brings together leaders, practitioners, and professionals from around the globe who are interested in impact and evaluation. Stanford Social Innovation Review / Stanford, CA / Not available.

3 Steps to Finding the Right Technology Vendor for Your Nonprofit

Everyaction

Because of these principles, the process of evaluating and deciding on investments such as technology tools can be difficult for many nonprofits, because it requires a complicated process of weighing short term costs with long term benefits, while keeping multiple stakeholders happy. Just remember, if the numbers are saying one thing and your gut is saying another, go back and review your designations to make sure that they truly reflect the level of your priorities.

How To Write Effective Performance Appraisals

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to a report by the Wharton School, although 91% of companies worldwide have a performance review process, only 35 to 40% do it well, often because managers lack the training to write effective performance appraisals.

"It Is What It Is," and the Challenges of Dialogue-Focused Exhibits

Museum 2.0

I sat down this morning to write a negative review of an exhibit. What are the evaluative measures by which we will consider the dialogue experience successful? Tags: evaluation exhibition Talking to Strangers design

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Groundswell Book Club Part 5: Embracing

Museum 2.0

How many educators scan program evaluations and cast off the suggestions for improvement as aberrant grumps who "just didn't get it?" How many exhibit evaluations happen after opening, with no significant money allotted to make changes that arise from research?

Guest Post: An ARG at the Smithsonian--A Success?

Museum 2.0

The Online Story Development The online story development is the trickiest part to evaluate. After hearing such positive reviews from players on October 25, I’m extremely excited about the chance to play the game with more people.

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How To Talk About Poor Performance With An Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Perhaps that time is now as you conduct year-end performance reviews. 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!

Friday Food for Thought: Watching the Game Film (for Nonprofits)

Amy Sample Ward

They also include time spent watching the film from the previous game, play by play, evaluating, learning, and preparing for the next game. And what if their job evaluation was based partly on how effectively they are at coaching the more junior folks?

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How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the simplest ways to practice continuous improvement is to incorporate a process evaluation. It isn’t just about writing it down, it is also reviewing what your captured with your team in an “ After Action Review.” Review it together in a meeting and summarize.

How to Demonstrate Software

Idealware

Share this will all folks reviewing the tool so everyone is on the same page. Tags: evaluation software I am a strong advocate for spending the time directly with software vendor sales and technical support to explore software tools. Most software offers many more features than you expect, and have unique approaches to solving data management challenges. Often its largely on the basis of the demonstration that many of us will make a final selection of software for our needs.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » My OLPC Has Arrived!

See What's Out There

My new OLPC laptop came tonight… My 9-year-old Meital is in charge, so hopefully I will be able to film her doing a review of it sometime this week. Recent Posts 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Video ROI Enter the 2010 Tagline Awards Today!

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