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What Obama’s Campaign Can Teach Nonprofits About Measurement (SSIR)

What Obama’s Campaign Can Teach Nonprofits About Measurement (SSIR) | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Five measurement practices that Obama’s campaign and high-performing nonprofits have in common.
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Outlines the measurement practices of Obama's campaign.


"The Obama campaign took what author Sasha Issenberg, who closely observed the campaign’s data strategy,called “a decisive break with 20th-century tools for tracking public opinion.” What do you believe it will take for nonprofits to follow a similar course in their measurement approaches?"

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Understanding Facebook’s New Ad Structure: How a Community Manager Can Impact Ad Spend | Simply Measured

Understanding Facebook’s New Ad Structure: How a Community Manager Can Impact Ad Spend | Simply Measured | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Facebook is a cornerstone of most brands’ social media and marketing strategies. Over the past several months, they’ve been reducing the organic reach of Pages with a significant algorithm change. Even if a person Likes a company or organization on the social network, they’re unlikely to see that Page’s content in their News Feed. This…
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Good primer on Facebook advertising.

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Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru - The Next Web

Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru - The Next Web | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
If you're a heavy Twitter or Facebook user, you know just how many social media tools there are out there that promise to help track your activity's perfor
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Finally, analytics for individuals with a networked mindset.  Useful email that helps you be more intentional about building your network. 

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Crowdbooster: Social Media Marketing Analytics and Optimization

Crowdbooster: Social Media Marketing Analytics and Optimization | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Crowdbooster measures and optimizes your social media marketing by providing powerful, easy-to-use analytics and recommendations on Twitter and Facebook.
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Crowdbooster offers social media analytics with suggestions and tools to help you improve your online presence
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This Chart Explains the Reachpocalypse and Why Facebook is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

This Chart Explains the Reachpocalypse and Why Facebook is Laughing All the Way to the Bank | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Facebook's declining organic reach for businesses corresponds precisely with its increase in stock price. No surprise! Here's 4 ways to combat declining Facebook effectiveness.
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Big interest in Big Data

Big interest in Big Data | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Flickr user: maximillion. The social sector is undergoing an important transformation when it comes to research and evaluation. ...
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How to understand the impact of aid projects? Storytelling! | Feedback Labs

How to understand the impact of aid projects? Storytelling! | Feedback Labs | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
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From 2010 to 2013, GlobalGiving’s network in East Africa collected tens of thousands of narratives about any “community effort” that a citizen had been involved with. And while these narratives are not the whole story, I think they better reflect the opinions of the people than experts do. I’ve developed online tools that allow you to lump these 57,000 stories into collections for just about any question, and extend the data to cover your specific group or area, using this process:

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CompleteGuidetoTwitterAnalyticsSimplyMeasured.pdf

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Detailed description of how simply measured measures Twitter engagement

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The World of Social Media Monitoring And Analytics - infographic

The World of Social Media Monitoring And Analytics - infographic | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
This infographic looks at the growth and future of analytics tool marketing and recommend 14 best social media analytics tools that will assist you to make accurate, insightful predictions.
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How Many Tweets is Too Many Tweets? | Simply Measured

How Many Tweets is Too Many Tweets?  | Simply Measured | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
As Community Managers, we’re constantly trying new things. Whether it’s a new network or a new CTA, experimentation is in the job description. Unfortunately, we, as Community Managers, are also really busy. Trying new things can be daunting, especially when you have a strict plan to hit your numbers. But, that shouldn’t deter you; The […]
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Top Nonprofits

Top Nonprofits | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it

Good Learning From the Best Nonprofit Organizations

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Good lists to benchmark and research

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Impact Mapping: Showcase The Value Of Your On-The-Ground Work Visually With ImpactFlo

Impact Mapping: Showcase The Value Of Your On-The-Ground Work Visually With ImpactFlo | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
ImpactFlo is an incredibly powerful, yet beautifully simple end-to-end solution for showcasing impact and engaging supporters.

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ImpactFlo is a web app which allows any organization, individual or company to showcase the "on-the-ground" impact of its projects and initiatives, by providing a simple database where to collect key information and a public web-based set of info-pages and impact maps where to illustrate visually the work done and the actual results to the public.


ImpactFlo makes it easy for those visiting such a hub to search through all of the projects realized by type, geographic location or by project needs and to engage with these projects by allowing visitors to easily share this content on social media.


Impact maps can be personalized with an organization logo, can be used to collect direct donations, and to organize projects separating the completed ones, by those upcoming or in progress.


Indispensable for NGOs of all kinds.


Find out more: http://impactflo.com/




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Free Twitter Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Twitter analytic tools

Free Twitter Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Twitter analytic tools | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Free Twitter analytics: This is a comprehensive guide to the best free twitter analytic tools that are available. Check it out now.
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Norman Reiss's curator insight, February 4, 6:06 AM

Great list of resources

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DoSomething’s Charity Teamwork | MailChimp Email Marketing Blog

DoSomething’s Charity Teamwork | MailChimp Email Marketing Blog | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
DoSomething.org is a nonprofit membership organization for people under 25, intent on making those people care.
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20 subject lines for every email

The team comes up with 20 subject lines to try for every email. "We’ve wanted to do that since I’ve been here for the last two years, but we finally got to the point where we have a really strong content writer, and I’m the product the manager, then we have an intern which is basically an entry-level content producer.

Now that we have the three of us who can dedicate some time, it’s really just five minutes of our day where we each write 5-10 subject lines. Before, we had one person on email. It was just me. I’d ping our data guy or our other colleagues. We didn’t have people invested in it. [It was about getting] enough and the right staff.

We noticed with our email subject lines that a lot of the tests didn’t have a lot of variance. The test would be marginally different by one or two percent, so it was almost not worth testing, because we were testing things that were so similar, like ‘Donate your jeans today’ and ‘Have you donated your jeans today?’ They were really similar. We do a lot of testing at DoSomething, so we thought we were being very specific and trying to control for all the variables. But we’ve learned that we should do totally the opposite. We should be testing with a lot of disparity, trying subject lines that are totally, totally different. Now [our open rates are] up 2-3% just from doing that."

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Todd's curator insight, April 17, 11:23 AM

Excellent idea to get the millennial generation involved in charity work!

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6 types of Twitter conversations

6 types of Twitter conversations | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
The discussions that form around products and organizations are very different from those born in professional groups or around customer service accounts. Here's how.
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How to Use the Psychology of Color to Increase Website Conversions

How to Use the Psychology of Color to Increase Website Conversions | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
When our eyes take in a color, they communicate with a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which in turn sends a cascade of signals to the pituitary gland, on to the endocrine system, and then to the thyroid glands.
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SharedCount: Social URL Analytics

Track URL shares, likes, tweets, and more.
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Facilitate counting of a URL shared

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Which of Your Twitter Followers Really Matter? Here's How to Find Out

Which of Your Twitter Followers Really Matter? Here's How to Find Out | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
SocialRank enables a company to identify which members of its social media audience are most useful to its business.
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SocialRank "tells you one really simple thing: not what your followers are talking about on Twitter, but who they are," Taub says.

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If Impressions Are Sperm, Then Conversions Are the Children We’ve Always Wanted | The Measurement Advisor

If Impressions Are Sperm, Then Conversions Are the Children We’ve Always Wanted | The Measurement Advisor | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
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Center for Data Innovation » 15 Women in Data to Follow on Twitter

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26 Top Social Media Management Tools for Businesses and Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]

26 Top Social Media Management Tools for Businesses and Brands [INFOGRAPHIC] | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
The team at SMSS have compiled 26 top social media management tools to help you get started.
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Tweets = Sales (But what about donations?)

Tweets = Sales (But what about donations?) | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Social media currency that can be exchanged for actual products
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Dane Atkinson has crunched those numbers. He's CEO of SumAll, a New York startup that does marketing analytics. They looked at data from about 30,000 companies. SumAll connected tweets to web traffic and sales. They found that each time a customer tweets, it brings a company a pretty significant sales boost.

"From our math," Atkinson says, "it was about twenty bucks."

That's twenty bucks extra sales, on average, every time a customer mentions a company on social media.

"A customer that's tweeting on your behalf,” Atkinson explains, “creates more capital value for you, for sure. So you always want to find ways to get your communities to promote your product."

The trick is to get as many social media users as possible to mention your company.

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Can't Buy Me Love: following the social engagement protocol

Can't Buy Me Love: following the social engagement protocol | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
The other day, I was meeting with an associate who was relaying to me his frustration with influencer marketing: "Tara, influencer marketing just doesn't work. I made a deal with the most influenti...
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But I *am* a fan of building out relationships in active networks – which can be entered by building relationships with influential types that operate within that network. It’s a longer term, more intensive task, but it pays off big time. You just need to follow relationship protocol and slowly climb the Social Engagement Ladder:

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State of Social Media Measurement for Philanthropy

State of Social Media Measurement for Philanthropy | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
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RWJF convening in April 

http://www.rwjf.org/en/research-publications/research-features/measurement.html


They did a follow up webinar in Jan. 2014 - presenting these three case studies.


  • Shaheen Mamawala, RWJF, and Michael Berman, The Strategy Group, will discuss plans for measuring the new RWJF Leadership Network's ability to foster new collaborative opportunities, frequent exchange of ideas, and robust communication. The Network, housed on LinkedIn, was soft launched in December 2013 and will be broadly launched in spring 2014.
  • Daniel Silverman and Joyce Sood, Irvine Foundation, will discuss how Linked Learning--an interactive infographic--has spread the story of Irvine's youth education program to different constituencies.
  • Chantell Johnson, MacArthur Foundation, will discuss a network analysis of the field of digital media and learning, a programmatic focus of the foundation.
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SumAll

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SumAll is a connected data tool that helps thousands make better decisions.
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Here's a Quick Way to Find (and Follow) Top Influencers on Twitter

Here's a Quick Way to Find (and Follow) Top Influencers on Twitter | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Want a quick & easy way to connect with influential people on Twitter? This blog shows you 2 easy ways to find top influencers on Twitter.
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A few good tips

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Media Impact Funders's curator insight, January 30, 6:54 AM

Really helpful and easy way to find and connect with influeners. Thanks for sharing Beth.