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Nonprofit Online News has been in continual publication by the good people at The Gilbert Center since April 1997. It provides a commercial free stream of tightly edited, well annotated news and resources related to emerging issues in the nonprofit (social profit) world, with a particular emphasis on communication and new technology. You are reading the news here through their online RSS feed. All information on this page has been compiled, edited, or authored by staff of The Gilbert Center and they retain their copyrights.

Commitment to Evidence: On Ranking & Clustering Grantmakers by their Words & Deeds

By Michael C. Gilbert, Andie Whitley, & Mike Bergfors

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Does Evidence Matter to Grantmakers? 24% Pre-Order Discount – $189.00 USD

For most of this year, The Gilbert Center has been conducting large scale research into the practices of major U.S. grantmakers. In advance of our forthcoming report, we [...]

Daring to Communicate: A Metrics Makeover of Leadership Graphics

By Michael C. Gilbert & Mike Bergfors

This is the fourth in a series of “Metrics Makeovers” published by The Gilbert Center. The purpose of this series is to take metrics and metrics visualizations produced by (or for) civil society organizations and use them as opportunities to explore ideas for improved communication of data analysis. [...]

Coloring Outside the Lines: A Metrics Makeover of Education Proficiency Graphics

By Michael C. Gilbert & Mike Bergfors

This is the third in a series of “Metrics Makeovers” published by The Gilbert Center. The purpose of this series is to take metrics and metrics visualizations produced by (or for) civil society organizations and use them as opportunities to explore ideas for improved communication of data analysis. [...]

Hypnotic Rainbow Medley: A Metrics Makeover of a Climate Change Survey Graphic

By Mike Bergfors & Michael C. Gilbert

This is the second in a series of “Metrics Makeovers” to be published by The Gilbert Center. The purpose of this series is to take metrics and metrics visualizations produced by (or for) civil society organizations and use them as opportunities to explore ideas for improved communication of [...]

Eye Candy, Duplication, Scales, and Defaults: A Metrics Makeover of Gilbert Center Research Graphs

By Mike Bergfors & Michael C. Gilbert

This is the first in a series of “Metrics Makeovers” to be published by The Gilbert Center. The purpose of this series is to take metrics and metrics visualizations produced by (or for) civil society organizations and use them as opportunities to explore ideas for improved communication of [...]

On Failure, Theory, and Transparency: Six Observations by Leading Foundations

By Michael C. Gilbert & Andie Whitley

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Does Evidence Matter to Grantmakers? 24% Pre-Order Discount – $189.00 USD

Over the course of the study we’re currently conducting on the effectiveness practices of sixty-four of the largest U.S. grantmakers, we’ve started to collect a wide range of [...]

Data Driven Grantmaking: The State of Current Research

By Michael C. Gilbert & Andie N. Whitley

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1.0: Introduction

Grantmaking, like any other form of philanthropy, is not a strictly rational activity. That’s not an accusation of irrationality, just arationality. Or more simply speaking, [...]

A Deeper Look at Privacy: Why You Need a Strategy, Not a Policy
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The Golden Goose: Building Trust Online with Donors, Activists, and the Media

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Communication Centered Technology Planning, 2nd Edition

If you found this article interesting or helpful, please consider making a donation to Nonprofit News. It will [...]

The Sociotechnical Renaissance: Four Core Ideas for Supporters of Innovation

By Michael C. Gilbert

Human beings are makers. We make love. We make connections. We make trouble. We make things. We make things that make other things. We make other human beings, in fact. And often enough, we make a difference. One of the lasting ways in which we do many of these is [...]


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