Author Archives: Christine Prefontaine

Stephen Few: Data Visualization for Human Perception

Creator(s) Stephen Few Description Book chapter in Soegaard, Mads and Dam, Rikke Friis (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed. Aarhus, Denmark: The Interaction Design Foundation. Use Understand basic concepts of good data visualization. Date 2013 License The Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs Licence & The Interaction Design Foundation Addendum to the Creative Commons licence. Review full [...]

Spitfire Strategies: Just Enough Planning Guide

Creator(s) Spitfire Strategies Description A campaign planning guide, accompanied by an online tool and printable template Use The Just Enough Planning Guide focuses on systematically building a high-impact campaign plan — and getting down on paper quickly. It helps practitioners ask the right questions, develop answers that define strategy, make decisions about who needs to be [...]

Aaron Swartz: Theory of Change

AUTHOR Aaron Swartz DATE March 14, 2010 SOURCE http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/theoryofchange LICENSE None I am increasingly convinced that the difference between effective and ineffective people is their skill at developing a theory of change. Theory of change is a funny phrase — I first heard it in the nonprofit community, but it’s also widespread in politics and [...]

Spitfire Strategies SmartChart 3.0

Creator(s) Spitfire Strategies Description A communication planning tool focused on assessing your strategic decisions. Use Develop a detailed communication strategy for a campaign or issue. (Not for overall organizational communication strategy.) Date 2008 License None Download Spitfire Strategies Smart Chart 3.0 (PDF)

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World

Creator(s) Beth Kanter, Katie Delahaye Paine Description A summary of social media monitoring metrics, adapted from Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World. Use Use this resource to assess where your organization stands and to develop your own social media monitoring metrics. Date October, 2012 License Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Download Summary [...]

The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change

Creator(s) Beth Kanter, Allison Fine Description Excerpt from Chapter 1 of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change Use Understand the basics of the Networked Nonprofit model. Using social media is much more than broadcast — it’s about weaving, strengthening, and leveraging your “real-world” networks. Date June, 2010 License Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 [...]