Demystifying Outcomes Measurement: A Glossary for Funders 

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Over the past several years, I’ve met with countless people at a wide variety of organizations to connect on outcomes measurement , and I tend to hear similar questions and qualms about this still-new area. “ Measurement vs. Evaluation.

Journeying Toward Outcomes and Measuring Results

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From there I dug in to learn as much as I could about outcomes measurement and results from consultants, think tanks and other leaders in the field. What did I learn about outcomes and measuring results in those early days?

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Embracing the Point of Impact Together: Outcomes Measurement Tips for Funders and Nonprofits

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One of the most exciting parts of 2017 for me so far has been to see how many nonprofit organizations and foundations are becoming more and more passionate about outcomes measurement. Outcomes Measurement Tips for Funders. Outcomes Measurement Tips for Nonprofits.

3 Reasons You’re About to Love Outcomes Measurement

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It means investing with purpose to achieve specific, measurable outcomes and impact. In the impact investing model, when we give to a cause, we should see specific and measureable return in the form of social change. Who’s excited about simplifying outcomes measurement?

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

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A few months ago, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub. The group included a mix of Google grantees as well as measurement professionals. Create a roadmap for measuring your financial + social impact.

Measuring Nonprofit Performance at Scale

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When I heard about Guidestar’s plans to measure high performance at scale, I invited Jacob Harold, CEO and fellow ambassador to share a guest post about it on my blog. GuideStar Platinum: Measuring Nonprofit Performance at Scale by Jacob Harold. And feedback requires measurement.

What Gets Measured Gets Better

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Note from Beth: As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I’m running several peer learning groups based on the ideas in “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” and Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly Maturity of Practice model. Measuremen

January 2014Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

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I put the call out for nonprofit blog posts on the topic of measuring your nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies. Blog Posts About Various Steps of the Measurement Process. Once you set measurable goals, you’ve got make sure they are realistic.

New E-Book: Measurement 101 for Nonprofits by KD Paine @queenofmetrics

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I learned about measurement from Katie Delahaye Paine, who is the leading expert in measuring communications strategies. Part 3: How To Measure the Effectiveness of Your Efforts. Part 4: How To Measure Engagement. Part 5: How To Budget for Measurement. Measurement

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

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How can advocacy make a measurable difference for your organization? And since advocacy often involves coalitions, it can be difficult to measure who owns the success—or quite possibly the failure—of initiatives.

It's proven: non-profits thrive when they measure volunteer impact


Check out this newly released research report that proves it''s critical for us to measure volunteer impact - it also proves that measurement of volunteer impact is vital for increasing donations & ensuring that your programs are effective

Infographic: How To Measure Social Media ROI


In a recent blog post by Buffer , they claim it is difficult to, or nearly impossible, measure ROI on social media marketing. The mere presence of highly measurable statistics would refute Buffer’s point.

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Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

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But, like anything else, to improve results, you need to measure it. My colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director. If you deliver capacity building to nonprofits or you are a nonprofit who has engaged with a capacity builder, how did you measure the results?

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

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I led the panel, “Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits are Leveraging Data” and was joined by Adrian Bordone, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at GuideStar, and Peter York CEO and Chief Innovator at Algorythm.

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Can You Measure Love?

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Later today, I’ll be doing a webinar hosted by Hubspot called “ I love Measurement.” That got me thinking about measurement and how you measure difficult stuff. Tom Gilb , an engineer and measurement guru. … Read More Measurement

Measurement Wisdom for Nonprofits from Bill Gates

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“In the past year I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition. You can achieve amazing progress if you set a clear goal and find a measure that will drive progress toward that goal—in a feedback loop.

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

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Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn. Measurement TipsYou’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on.

Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

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” What are the metrics for measuring your content? I have an editorial calendar where I map out themes for the year – topics that relate to being a networked nonprofit, measurement, capacity building/training, and social media.

Measuring Impact: The First Step

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But it wasn’t until Active Voice brought on a full time evaluator that were we able to identify and actually measure the kind of shifts we think films can contribute to. Measurement “You Know Your Film is Making a Difference When…” Guest Post by Ellen Schneider.

Social Media Is About Engagement With A Purpose and How To Measure It

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I recently heard this same idea from colleague Carie Lewis during our Measurement Workshop at SXSW. But that’s only half of it as KD Paine and I write in our book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.” Are you measuring conversion? Measurement

Finally, A Clear Shift in Attitudes About Measuring Social Media

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I spent a year co-writing on a book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” with measurement guru KD Paine because I felt strongly focusing on vanity metrics such as follower counts or Facebook likes was a waste of time. How do we measure and track engagement to results?

How are you doing? Measure outcomes, not activity, to find out


They want to know outcomes, so that’s what we have to measure. Your supporters are much more interested in what you accomplish than how you accomplish it. Watch out for these common mistakes Measuring Along the Ladder of Engagement

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hearing Chip Giller from give a talk at the Packard Foundation about their social media strategy and how they used measurement. The talk was so insightful that I’m sharing what I learned. What do you measure? Measurement

How Do We Balance Measuring Outcomes with Measuring to Learn and Improve? (#SM_RE)

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I think sometimes there is a disconnect between measurement and the actual practice. In some organizations, measurement is this thing done at the end to justify or validate social media. There is also the issue of social media measurement tools. Measurement

Measuring the Return on Relationships

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Measuring the Return on Relationships by Claire Diaz Ortiz (nee Williams). Although I opened the discussion, I didn’t take it far enough, and too many of you came away with the same, burning question: How can we measure the ROI of relationships? Measure them as well.

Zoetica Salon Insights: Social Media Measurement for Nonprofits

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While people are asking questions and sharing resources not related to the monthly theme (this month is measurement), quite a few are. The Social Media Measurement Checklist. The Challenges of Measurement : Getting Agreement on What To Measure.

What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

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” It was always a terrific conversation starter with nonprofit techies because knowing the right tool for the job is important. As I’ve been working on “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” with co-author KD Paine, we’ve come to the chapter on measurement tools.

Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book

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Keo Savon, the young Cambodian woman supported by Measuring Networked Nonprofit book royalties. We are honored to have Laura Arrillaga-Andreeseen, Author of Giving 2.0 , write the foreword and it articulates from the donor perspective why nonprofits need to embrace measurement and learning.

How to Promote and Measure Hashtag Campaigns


Learn how hashtags can be used to engage your social audience and how you can measure their performance in cross-channel campaigns. Download this guide from Simply Measured to learn things like: What hashtags are and why you should be using them. Free resource alert!

Is Measuring Your Facebook Edgerank Useful?

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What is it and what it means to use it as a measurement for improving Facebook engagement on your Facebook Page? This post summarizes some of the key points and resources shared. Measuring Your Edgerank Score. Are you measuring your edgerank score to improve results on Facebook?

How to Measure CRM ROI for Your Nonprofit


But how will you even know your CRM initiative is failing if you aren’t measuring its return on investment (ROI)? Measuring ROI is a little more black and white for commercial businesses. Elsewhere on the internet, you can find generic calculators for measuring ROI after implementation.

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Measuring Your Social Media Success


And though we are making huge strides as a sector to understand the most effective techniques and approaches to using these tools, we still have a lot to learn about one of the most important areas of social media: measurement. Measuring is how you decide which is which.

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

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Not only did she wear a Tiara, but she shared her measurement insights in rhyme. I haven’t yet formally announced that I’ve been working on a book project with KD Paine to bring her Measure What Matters to the social good sector. Books Measurement

Measure what Matters


Exploring what to measure is the first step on a journey to greater impact. Chari Smith. Founder. CRSmith Consulting. Are these the data you're looking for? How can nonprofit organizations know what is working, what is not, and what impact they are making?

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How To Make Measurement Fun!

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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.

Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

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Overall, you want to be tracking these types of goals because it’ll help you determine the quality of your visitors and measure the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. The post Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?


If each nonprofit organization is now creating their own theory of change, and their own outcome and impact measurements, how do we compare those to another nonprofit’s outcome and impact measures? Nell Edgington. President. Social Velocity.


SXSW 2013: Measurement and Making Sense of Your Data

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This post summarizes the sessions I facilitated or participated in related to “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” which included a book signing, panel discussion in the Beacon Lounge , and a workshop with co-author KD Paine. Measurement

What to measure in social media


Jason Falls spells it out for ya here. Awesomeness. Prove It from Jason Falls. ————— ( photo credit ).

Redefining Measurement and Value


Generations of fundraisers have been trained to measure success around one specific metric—revenue. There are other ways to measure success, and it depends on changing the idea that revenue generation is the only form of success. kimbia Leadership measurement Miriam Kagan nptech nten Fundraising Miriam Kagan. Senior Fundraising Consultant. Kimbia.