In this age of increasing technology and access to knowledge, there is a wealth of information and resources that can be found on the web.
Whether you’re searching for the answer to a particular question, trying to expand your knowledge base, or just browsing, these are some must-read resources for resourceful nonprofits:
1. Harvard Business Review Blog Network The HBR blog network posts a variety of nonprofit-relevant content from a collection of bloggers. It includes information about data, data-based decision making, leadership, technology, and other valuable skill-sets for those in the nonprofit sector.
I just recently came across a post that I wrote about a year ago for the American Evaluation Association’s AEA 365 A Tip-A-Day by and for Evaluators blog. If you have any interest in evaluation or measurement-related issues, the Tip-A-Day series is an excellent resource that chock-full of helpful information, from texts, resources, websites, methods, technologies, and more.
Be sure to check it out. Beyond that, the blog post reminded me to send another shout out for one of my favorite evaluation books: Building Evaluation Capacity: 72 Activities for Teaching and Training. Check out the full post for more… Learn more
Eval Central is the place “Where Evaluation Blogs Intersect”, including great contributors such as the American Evaluation Association, EvalThoughts, and Evaluation Unsanctioned, as well as feeds from foundations and agencies around the globe. I’m officially hooked and hope we will be adding our own For Good Measure blog to the site soon.
Don’t miss this resource for all things evaluation!
Peter Bregman’s recent reflections on friendship, in the workplace and beyond, is touching, inspirational, and thought-provoking.
Don’t miss it – read the article here!
Here’s an excellent reminder from Harvard Business Review that if you establish a metric for someone – leader or staff – that’s what they will try to optimize. Are you measuring indicators that drive success, or rather simply measuring what’s easy?
Read the full article here: You Are What You Measure
Think irrationality is bad?
This article, from BNET, explains how logical thinking has its limits, particularly with respect to staff motivation. Read this to learn more about why we work, as well as developing better strategies to motivate your workforce.
Read the full article here: Your Staff Is Irrational (and That’s a Good Thing)