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Building a Culture of Feedback with Social Media Polls

By measuring social media responses we can identify the nature of an organization’s feedback loops. Many social media outlets have started to provide tools for getting feedback. How can we make the most of these new tools and opportunities? In this post we’ll focus on polls using Google Forms, Facebook, and Twitter. Answer the big… Read more

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You don’t need a Ph.D. to work with data

As an interlude to our ongoing series about the mechanics of data, I’d like to reflect upon a recent data workshop I attended. Organized by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Karen Graham of Idealware, “Nonprofit Communicators Workshop: Wrangling Data to Drive Decisions” was a unique opportunity to hear other professionals’ perspectives and questions about… Read more

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The MN Tech Diversity Pledge: Tough and necessary conversations

America is experiencing necessary growing pains. Government, nonprofits and technology are at the center of this healing process. Nonprofits are an integral entry point for many people in need of education, social services, or guidance. Government is a primary source for both funding and direction, while technology is enabling unprecedented increases of efficiency and decreases… Read more

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An Introduction to Data, Part 2: Building on the Basics – Supply Your Demand!

In continuation of the previous blog post in our “Introduction to Data” series, we will also seek to build off of a blog post recently made by my colleague, Scott, wherein he discusses impact measurement. Scott’s post articulates many of the what’s and why’s to which we will now try to provide a “how”. So… Read more

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An introduction to data, part 1: Data and the well-informed leader

There was a time when organizations could be led by intelligence and intuition alone. Today, if your intuition isn’t directing you to investigate the data underlying any critical decisions, it may be doing you a disservice. Data is not a magic wand, nor is it a crystal ball. It is a tool to challenge and… Read more