Business & Economics

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Author: Beth Kanter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 449

The tools nonprofits need to measure the impact of their socialmedia Having a social media measurement plan and approach can nolonger be an after-thought. It is a requirement of success. Asnonprofits refine their social media practice, their boards areexpecting reports showing results. As funders provide dollars tosupport programs that include social media, they too want to seeresults. This book offers the tools and strategies needed fornonprofits that need reliable and measurable data from their socialmedia efforts. Using these tools will not only improve anonprofit?s decision making process but will produce results-drivenmetrics for staff and stakeholders. A hands-on resource for nonprofit professionals who must beable to accurately measure the results of their social mediaventures Written by popular nonprofit blogger Beth Kanter andmeasurement expert Katie Delahaye Paine Filled with tools, strategies, and illustrative examples thatare highly accessible for nonprofit professionals This important resource will give savvy nonprofit professionalsthe information needed to produce measurable results for theirsocial media.
Literary Collections

Markets for Good Selected Readings: Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

Author: Markets for Good

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 82

View: 268

Markets for Good is an effort by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the progressive financial firm Liquidnet to improve the system for generating, sharing, and acting upon data and information in the social sector. Our vision is of a social sector powered by information, where interventions are more effective and innovative, where capital flows efficiently to the organizations that are having the greatest impact, and where there is a dynamic culture of continuous learning and development. Over the past several years, Markets for Good has been a forum for discussion and collaboration among online giving platforms, nonprofit information providers, nonprofit evaluators, philanthropic advisors, and other entities working to improve the global philanthropic system and social sector. This effort has included over 50 people from more than 20 organizations. The website, MarketsforGood.org, and the work that we hope follows from it, is an outgrowth of what we have learned and observed through this collaboration. This retrospective collection of selected readings from our site includes an introduction by Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in which he highlights the "continuing wave of efforts that will push our sector to achieve even greater impact." Following Jeff's introduction, the Markets for Good Collaboration Team recaps the first 15 months of the campaign, and how they expect Markets for Good to evolve going forward. The subsequent 17 posts and authors' updates provide a range of perspectives on the most critical data-related challenges facing the social sector, and how these challenges can be addressed. Posts were chosen for their high readership, topic diversity, and thought leadership. The authors debate new and recurring hurdles in the social sector, like capacity and capital constraints; how qualitative data, including stories and beneficiary insights, can be incorporated into data-driven decision processes; and big-, medium-, and small-data management.
Social Science

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts

Author: Marc J. Epstein

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 203

The world is beset with enormous problems. And as a nonprofit, NGO, foundation, impact investor, or socially responsible company, your organization is on a mission to solve them. But what exactly should you do? And how will you know whether it’s working? Too many people assume that good intentions will result in meaningful actions and leave it at that. But thanks to Marc Epstein and Kristi Yuthas, social impact can now be evaluated with the same kind of precision achieved for any other organizational function. Based on years of research and analysis of field studies from around the globe, Epstein and Yuthas offer a five-step process that will help you gain clarity about the impacts that matter most to you and will provide you with methods to measure and improve them. They outline a systematic approach to deciding what resources you should invest, what problem you should address, and which activities and organizations you should support. Once you’ve made those decisions, you can use their tools, frameworks, and metrics to define exactly what success looks like, even for goals like reducing global warming or poverty that are extremely difficult to measure. Then they show you how to use that data to further develop and increase your social impact. Epstein and Yuthas personally interviewed leaders at over sixty different organizations for this book and include examples from nearly a hundred more. This is unquestionably the most complete, practical, and thoroughly researched guide to taking a rigorous, data-driven approach to expanding the good you do in the world.
Business & Economics

Content Marketing for Nonprofits

Author: Kivi Leroux Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 139

Nonprofits are communicating more often and in more ways thanever before . . .but is anyone paying attention? In her follow-up to The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact,Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, Kivi LerouxMiller shows you how to design and implement a content marketingstrategy that will attract people to your cause, rather thanbegging for their attention or interrupting them with yourcommunications. Youll learn how to plan, create, share, and managerelevant and valuable content that inspires and motivates people tosupport your nonprofit in many different ways. Inside: Eye-opening look at how nonprofit marketing and fundraising ischanging, and the perils of not quickly adapting Up-to-date guidance on communicating in a fast-paced,multichannel world How to make big-picture strategic decisions about your content,followed by pragmatic and doable tactics on everything fromeditorial calendars to repurposing content Real-world examples from 100+ nonprofits of all sizes andmissions This book is your must-have guide to communicating so that youkeep the supporters you already have, attract new ones, andtogether, change the world for the better.
Computers

Present Yourself

Author: Kit Seeborg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 622

With the success of SlideShare and other online presentation sites, slide presentations have become the language of business. This practical book demonstrates how you can use this visual language to make the story of your organization, brand, or initiative effective and entertaining—and how social sharing networks like SlideShare, Prezi, and Scribd can present your story to a worldwide audience. Using real-world examples from SlideShare users, Present Yourself puts marketing principles and business trends in context to help you understand how online presentations can boost your business. The final chapter provides case studies that reveal how organizations and individuals use SlideShare to meet their needs. Learn the latest trends and technologies for visual communication in business Discover how SlideShare works, and get started with your own account Use SlideShare to plan, execute, and provide follow-up for event presentations Share your wealth of content to promote trust in your company or brand Anticipate a customer’s needs with knowledge-rich content about their market Collaborate with colleagues and conduct online business research Explore how presentations can help you recruit, hire, or get hired
Computers

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics with Python and R

Author: Thomas W. Miller

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 239

Master predictive analytics, from start to finish Start with strategy and management Master methods and build models Transform your models into highly-effective code—in both Python and R This one-of-a-kind book will help you use predictive analytics, Python, and R to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. You’ll master predictive analytics through realistic case studies, intuitive data visualizations, and up-to-date code for both Python and R—not complex math. Step by step, you’ll walk through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective Python and R code, interpreting results, and more. Each chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work—and maximize their value. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, addresses everything you need to succeed: strategy and management, methods and models, and technology and code. If you’re new to predictive analytics, you’ll gain a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already working in the field, you’ll master powerful new skills. If you’re familiar with either Python or R, you’ll discover how these languages complement each other, enabling you to do even more. All data sets, extensive Python and R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller/ Python and R offer immense power in predictive analytics, data science, and big data. This book will help you leverage that power to solve real business problems, and drive real competitive advantage. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, illuminating each technique with carefully explained code for the latest versions of Python and R. If you’re new to predictive analytics, Miller gives you a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, you’ll learn crucial skills you don’t already have. Using Python and R, Miller addresses multiple business challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic code that delivers actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. Appendices include five complete case studies, and a detailed primer on modern data science methods. Use Python and R to gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more
Computers

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics

Author: Thomas W. Miller

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 518

To succeed with predictive analytics, you must understand it on three levels: Strategy and management Methods and models Technology and code This up-to-the-minute reference thoroughly covers all three categories. Now fully updated, this uniquely accessible book will help you use predictive analytics to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. If you’re new to the discipline, it will give you the strong foundation you need to get accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, it will teach you crucial skills you don’t yet have. Unlike competitive books, this guide illuminates the discipline through realistic vignettes and intuitive data visualizations–not complex math. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, guides you through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective R code, interpreting results, and more. Every chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work–and maximize their value. Reflecting extensive student and instructor feedback, this edition adds five classroom-tested case studies, updates all code for new versions of R, explains code behavior more clearly and completely, and covers modern data science methods even more effectively. All data sets, extensive R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller If you want to make the most of predictive analytics, data science, and big data, this is the book for you. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, appealing to managers, analysts, programmers, and students alike. Miller addresses multiple business cases and challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic R programs that deliver actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Throughout, Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. This edition adds five new case studies, updates all code for the newest versions of R, adds more commenting to clarify how the code works, and offers a more detailed and up-to-date primer on data science methods. Gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more
Business & Economics

عن الإستراتيجية: إن لم تقرأ أي شيء عن الإستراتيجية، فيكفيك قراءة هذا الكتاب

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: العبيكان للنشر

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 891

عن الإستراتيجيّة هل يستغرق تطوير الإستراتيجية في شركتك وقتًا طويلًا، ولا يأخذ تطبيق ذلك إلا القليل من الوقت؟ يحتوي الكتاب على عشر مقالات أساسية كتبها أكثر خبراء الإدارة تأثيرًا، وتشمل موضوعات تسبب القلق الدائم للمديرين الطموحين والقادة المتعطشين للإلهام؛ وهم على استعداد للعمل مع الأفكار الكبيرة، من أجل تسريع نجاحاتهم ونجاحات الشركات التي يعملون فيها. سيحفزك هذا الكتاب على: • تميّز شركتك عن المنافسين. • توضيح ما تختص به شركتك. • صياغة رؤية لمستقبل مجهول. • إيجاد المحيطات الزرقاء في السوق بلا منازع. • استخدام بطاقة الأداء المتوازن في قياسإستراتيجيتك. • وضع إستراتيجيتك من خلال عبارة جديرة بالذكرلا تُنسى. • جعل الأولويات واضحة. • تخصيص الموارد في وقت مبكر. • توضيح حقوق اتخاذ القرار من أجل تخاذ القرارات على نحوٍ أسرع. العبيكان 2016