Idealware Metrics Part Two: Hunting Down the Data

Someone once advised me, "If you're going hunting for ducks, you had better know what a duck looks like." Similarly, before you go collecting and organizing data, make sure you know what sort of data you ought to be looking for--data that aligns with your metrics. If you haven't figured that out ...
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Tip of the Day: Are You Successful on Social Media?

Editor’s note: All this month we’re publishing tech tips for nonprofits. Keep a look out for a new tip each day and let us know what you think in the comments. -Dan 
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Tip of the Day: Creating a Metrics Dashboard

Editor’s note: All this month we’re publishing tech tips for nonprofits. Keep a look out for a new tip each day and let us know what you think in the comments. -Dan 
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From Fuzzy Mission to Actionable Metrics in 7 Steps

In my experience, almost every nonprofit thinks their mission is harder to measure than most. I sometimes give presentations on performance measurement that include case studies. And no matter how many organizations I show that have defined metrics to measure core, mission-related programs, I still ...
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Understanding Social Media Metrics

If you’re organization is like most nonprofits, you probably already use analytics to track the success of your website and your social media presence.
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A Hierarchy of Program Evaluation Metrics

We're diving into researching data-based decision making for a couple of projects, which includes metrics for program evaluation. Evaluation is a well trod field --a lot of people have said a lot of things about it... but I find a lot of it contradictory or not that helpful. I especially dislike ...
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