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Matt Groch to Offer Keynote on Measuring Impact at #14LCS

Submitted by Steph on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:55am

This September 3-6, NTEN will debut the Leading Change Summit. Today we’re excited to share that Matt Groch, Director of Solution Delivery atMission Measurement, will offer a keynote called Moneyball for Social Impact, Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the implications of a discrete closed-loop factor analysis framework for social impact. 

You're invited to NTEN's inaugural Leading Change Summit in San Francisco

Submitted by Amy on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:45am

2014 Leading Change Summit After over a decade of convening our signature annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, we are excited to unveil and invite you to our inaugural Leading Change Summit in San Francisco on September 3-6. This exclusive event offers advanced level learning for nonprofit changemakers across three tracks: Impact Leadership, Digital Strategy; and the Future of Technology. 

Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits

Report published January 22, 2014 in Data Integration, Fundraising, Technology’s Impact

What happens when nonprofits make a real commitment to collect healthy data about their programs and operations; manage it well; and make savvy, data-informed decisions? And what happens when you connect energized, smart, data-passionate nonprofit professionals for a year of learning and knowledge sharing?

Nonprofits and Big Data: An inside look at how the Ad Council is leveraging data for social change

Submitted on Mon, 1/6/2014 - 12:00pm
“Big data” has been a big buzzword for a while now. But how can nonprofits actually leverage their data (big or not so big)? The Ad Council plans to share our approach at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference.

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps

Submitted on Thu, 12/26/2013 - 8:00am
If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen exponential growth in interactive mapping software that presents data from all sorts of angles.

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

Submitted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:00pm
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?

Do It Yourself: Getting Started with Data Analysis

Submitted on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 8:00am
Anyone can learn to do good analysis. Working with data doesn’t have to be hard, but it can be intimidating when you’re starting out. Most of us were taught that math is hard and numbers are confusing. It’s not true, and you need to un-learn that lesson if it’s scaring you away from your data.

The 12th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Outcomes & Impact"

Submitted by Joleen Ong on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:30pm

The true test of any nonprofit is to demonstrate impact. But the first test is to set up a way to measure it. Every nonprofit aims to have impact, but few have the systems in place to calculate little more than outputs. The December 2013 issue of NTEN: Change focuses on the topic of Outcomes & Impact, with features that explore internal organizational approaches for both measuring impact and ensuring an impact focus. 

Our Best Tool for Getting Things Done is Our Community's Support

Submitted by Amy on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:00am

November is Member Appreciation Month at NTEN. Our staff interacts with our community in different ways; here's why Amy Sample Ward, CEO, loves our community!

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

Submitted on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 8:20am
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?