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Choosing research methods for data-driven storytelling

Choosing research methods for data-driven storytelling

This blog post does not represent Vision Critical. In fact, I think some of my colleagues are going to argue with me vigorously over this one. Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits. That proved to be the most...
Social media for small organizations: Why size matters

Social media for small organizations: Why size matters

This blog post was written as part of a series, but it’s a post that many organizations could usefully read on its own. If your organization has fewer than 100,000 members, you need to recognize the constraints that size imposes on your social media...

The small organization’s guide to investing in social media

This is the sixth and final post in a series, Social media for small organizations. Small organizations — as well as some large ones! — typically face a limited audience size and a limited budget as they plunge into social media. The 90-9-1 rule makes it...

Creating a social media presence in 2010

By now, virtually any organization that is committed to the web has asked: how can social media and online community strengthen our relationship to our members or customers, and help us fulfill our mission? That is fundamentally the same question that a handful of...
Nonprofit technology starter pack

Nonprofit technology starter pack

This is the third part of a 3-part post. The first part covers collaboration on nonprofit technology, and the second part lists 9 questions to ask before starting a nonprofit technology project. Whether you’re getting started in nonprofit technology, or...
9 questions to ask before starting a nonprofit technology project

9 questions to ask before starting a nonprofit technology project

Whether you’re a tech professional who wants to lend your time to a good cause, or an NGO that needs a new web site, your online efforts can benefit not just one organization, but many organizations facing similar challenges and opportunities. These 9 questions will ensure your nonprofit project has the maximum impact.

Collaboration on nonprofit technology in academia and beyond

Collaboration on nonprofit technology in academia and beyond

I’m currently attending the International Digital Media and Arts Association’s annual conference, which primarily draws academics who work and teach in digital media. This afternoon’s panel on Innovations in Teaching/Learning: Public Service/Civil...