Technological Protection Measures and the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Why Circumvention for the Purposes of Access is Crucial A Bookshare Briefing Paper Prepared for the Diplomatic Conference for Visually Impaired Persons The distributors of digital content often use technological protection measures (TPMs) to discourage the making of unauthorized copies.

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Amy Sample Ward

I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. In the foreward, Beth and Katie say that “measurement is the secret sauce; we provide the recipe.” bookreview resources beth kanter book review measurement netnon

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3 Reasons You’re About to Love Outcomes Measurement

Connection Cafe

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

Connection Cafe

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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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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5 Steps To Simple Nonprofit Performance Measurement


Big data and robust analytic measuring tools have enabled this revolution to go from a pipe dream to reality in only a few short years. Everyone wants to compare the success of their organization to a measurable analytic. Start measuring, and reporting. Keep measuring.

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

Connection Cafe

When you decide to integrate new technology in your organization, you may have a good idea about what you want that technology to do, you may even have leads about who makes it – but how can you be sure you’ve found the perfect partner to initiate and implement new solutions for your organization?

Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

NonProfit Hub

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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Measuring Social Media Outcomes Is Easier than Measuring Hurricane Strength

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While my family and their home dodged a bullet, like millions in NYC, other locations had catastrophic flooding and there was a loss of lives. We learned that it predicting the path of hurricanes is a more precise science than the measuring their destructive force. Measurement

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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Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2016 , the conference where technology and social good meet, featured a session from Alan Levine, a senior consultant at Barker & Scott Consulting. How do we measure that success? New technology, especially CRMs, are so much more than a new piece of technology.

Buddha’s Advice On Program Measurement


Someday I’ll climb a Himalayan mountain to ask the monk there all of my questions about the universe, but I already know what he’ll say when I ask about program measurement. There are two steps to effectively measure your programs and improve them based on performance: 1.

Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

Connection Cafe

The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report provides insight on the online and mobile communication tools NGOs around the world use to promote general awareness, communicate with core audiences and raise funds from donors, as well as an analysis of those online tools and comparisons of regional usage.

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Integrating Development and Finance through Technology and Best Practices

Connection Cafe

They answer to different audiences and measure success in different ways.? Technology can and should support your fundraising and financial relationship strategy. . Integrating Development and Finance Through Technology and Best Practices ” for a deeper dive into how to facilitate understanding and collaboration between dependent departments that have different priorities.

How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN

AFP Blog

How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN : "What if nonprofits and social enterprises had an affordable way to report real-time, large-scale data on their social impact? This question inspired Kopernik to create the "impact tracker technologies’" catalog in online and print forms. Organizations are under pressure to measure their performance and results.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Stuart, who passed away recently and who was instrumental in the creation of the nonprofit technology movement always had a favorite question, “What tools are in your tool box?” Social media measurement tools give you data. Measurement

Measuring Digital Maturity


As digital marketing technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, organizations are making large investments to keep up with new innovations; it’s more important for them than ever to measure the progress and impact of their digital programs. This impact needs to be measured through the lens of the company’s overarching goals and performance. What are the challenges associated with digital maturity measurement? Andrew Blackmore.

Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption


Choosing a new technology for your organization should be a comprehensive solution, not a deferred headache. So, you’ve decided to move to a technology-based solution that enables your staff and volunteers to reach the next level of excellence in nonprofit service delivery and management.

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Measuring Your Crowdsourcing Efforts by Aliza Sherman

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: My colleague, Aliza Sherman, has written a book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crowdsourcing and you drop everything and buy it now. We’ve been chatting about how to measure the impact of the crowd and she offered to write this guest post on the topic.

Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

The first step in starting to measure your impact is to identify the major outcomes that you want to examine. For each outcome, specify what observable measures, or indicators, will suggest that you’re achieving that key outcome for impact.

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Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?


Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. What do you measure every day, week, month, year? We also need other organizations to lead by teaching us how to communicate, others to lead by creating models of analysis and measurement, and so on.

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How does your org measure up to others? | Research Benchmark Tool

AFP Blog

How does your org measure up to others? Research Benchmark Tool : NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Benchmarking Tool is based on our annual research on technology staffing and spending, and it provides you with dynamic reports, customized to your organizational staffing and budget levels

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Making a Case for New Technology – Measure the Results

Vertex Systems

This is PART 5 of Making a Case for Technology Purchases for Nonprofits – PART 1 is here, PART 2 is here, Part 3 is here, Part 4 is here. When one considers everything involved in making a case … Continue reading →

DIY Nonprofit Technology: 4 Steps for Measuring ROI on Your Next Tech Project


By Tanya Lee, Network for Good Let's say you've been asked to recommend a solution for your organization's next big technology investment. Whether the initiative is purchasing smart phones for staff or replacing your accounting system, measuring the Return on Investment (ROI) should be a key aspect of your decision. While "measuring ROI" may seem like a daunting task, it can be broken down into a few simple steps which are feasible for projects of all sizes.

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10 Technology Adoption And Success Stats From Nonprofits


According to a 2012 infographic from NTEN , nonprofits have miniscule budgets when it comes to IT support and services, but realize the important role technology plays in their organization. The average technology budget is 5% of a nonprofit’s total budet.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit Technology, and more! Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities. 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference. 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Technology / #19NTC / @NTENorg.

Measurement Takes Center Stage in Bill Gates' 2013 Letter


In the annual letters from Bill and Melinda Gates which was released today, measurement takes center stage. But 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.This may seem pretty basic, but it is amazing to me how often it is not done and how hard it is to get right.

What's Your Nonprofit's Social Media Measurement Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One problem is that many do not formulate a measurement strategy and are at a loss to justify their investment of time and resources or reap insights to improve what they're doing. . Advocacy: activation of evangelism, word of mouth, and the spread of information through social technologies.

Measuring Engagement Value with Sitecore 8: A Brief Overview

Beaconfire Wire

Marketing TechnologySitecore’s newest offering is Sitecore 8, what it calls an Experience Platform. While this may seem a strange name for what is classically been called a content management system (CMS) in the past, this new approach may change everything.

Taking Baby Steps with Social Media Measurement: Defining a Small Pilot

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is facilitating several peer learning groups on social media measurement. The intent is to help grantees improve their social media practice through measurement and learning. Measurement

4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement


In this blog series, we'll be focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Then use both digital and in-person tools to register students, and measure the increase in civic engagement.

Webinar: Measure and Increase Your Supporters’ Participation


Join our Director of Technology Solutions Eric Magnuson as he demonstrates the features of this new application now available on the AppExchange. A nonprofit’s mission is nothing without supporters. They carry your mission and evangelize your work.

Non-Technology Trends for the CIO, 2014 Edition

Connection Cafe

I thought Mary Beth Westmoreland’s latest piece on npENGAGE did a great job summarizing the high-level technology trends we often see and hear about in the nonprofit sector. What are the contractually guaranteed compliance measures, privacy protections, and uptime?

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Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?


Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

A Webinar: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit


If you have not read Beth Kanter and KD Paine's awesome new book Measuring the Networked Nonprofit , then you must check out Care2's webinar on December 4th at 2PM ET led by Beth, Ashley Boyd of MomsRising, and Ryann Miller of Care2. The 7 steps of measurement. Lots of useful and practical tips and tools for using measurement for learning and continuous improvement. About the Presenters: Beth Kanter -- Author, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.

3 Reasons to Love Outcomes Measurement

Tech Soup Blog

" 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 measurable returns in the form of social change.

A Few Good Tools for Measuring and Monitoring Social Media


You want to monitor your efforts and measure your results. Measuring them means counting, calculating and quantifying those activities into useful metrics that will inform your actions. It all depends on what you want to track and measure. Twitter is similar—engagement is a more accurate measure of your influence than follower count. Measure engagement against the time you spend on the site to get a sense of the channel’s value. PublishDate: August 2011.

4 Steps to Implementing Your Social Change Strategy: A Case Study with SEFCU

Connection Cafe

Learn more about outcomes measurement in the free white paper: “The Point of Impact: Empowering Champions for a Better World”. Companies Foundations Outcomes + Impact grantmaking impact measurement logic models Outcomes measurement tips

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Aside from fundraising and digital tools, EveryAction also is a leading provider of nonprofit advocacy technology. The company is a leader in the nonprofit technology space. Track ROI of a given ad campaign over time, and pull custom, robust reports to measure success. #16.

Flying High: Some Truly Creative Ways that Drone Technology is Being Utilized

Byte Technology

There was a time—not too long ago—that drone technology, while in its infancy, was being dismissed by many experts in product development fields as a passing fancy, a mere hobby or pastime that few people ever thought would have important real-world applications.

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Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The measures of impact for this project include diversity, deeper and more relevant reporting, and better connection with listeners. The measure of impact is to determine whether the comments and feedback strengthened or improved the final proposal. How did they measure impact?