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  • What are benchmarks? What are KPIs?How to define the perfect KPINetworked learning with benchmarksReflection Questions:What do you need to benchmark to put your SMART objectives in a context?What is an easy and simple way to implement benchmarking?What are your KPIs?
  • Remind people to call for tech support*6 to mute conference line*7 unmuteFinish the plan for measurement pilot. Take the first steps. Figure out what's holding you back and do it. Set up an office session if you need it!
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/malinki/2621920871/sizes/o/Start recording about 2 minutes late to let people join *2
  • What are benchmarks? What are KPIs?How to define the perfect KPINetworked learning with benchmarksReflection Questions:What do you need to benchmark to put your SMART objectives in a context?What is an easy and simple way to implement benchmarking?What are your KPIs?
  • Beth will read list of participantsBeth will introduce herself“The last few calls I realized that it was hard for me to moderate, work the software, take notes, read the chat and present. So, I’m lucky to have recruited a fabulous co-moderator, Becky Jain. She is going to help me with the back channel – the chat.Becky is a blogger and active on many social media communities. After studying at Wesleyan and the London School of Economics, she came to India to live with her husband, and to work in the development sector. Say hello!
  • This is our agenda – we’ll pause along the way for questions.Use this #measurenp on Twitter
  • If you haven’t started keeping your wiki journal, please try to spend a few minutes on the site.If you haven’t joined the Facebook Group, please do so https://www.facebook.com/groups/193416010707686?ap=1Remember, office hours if you’re feeling stuck. I’ve added some more optionshttp://measure-netnon.wikispaces.com/Office+Hours_Group+2As soon as we get the pilot projects organized, I’ll add some small group cohort coaching time
  • I’m keeping a public journal too – about the program and using it to reflect on what I’m learning about tracking the program against the SMART objectives. I will be tweaking as we go to get better results …. And welcome you to add your reflectionshttp://measure-netnon.wikispaces.com/Beth-Kanter-Journal
  • I’m keeping a public journal too – about the program and using it to reflect on what I’m learning about tracking the program against the SMART objectives. I will be tweaking as we go to get better results …. And welcome you to add your reflectionshttp://measure-netnon.wikispaces.com/Beth-Kanter-Journal
  • In KD Paine’s decades of experience, the measurement process looks like this – no matter what you’re measuring to get at measuring what matters … The strategy piece includes creating a plan, it might include research (audience research or benchmarking w/peers). For some of you, your pilot might be “prospective” – as part of planning a future campaign or program. Or it might be analyzing the past – something you’ve already implemented but want to go back and measure results/value for planning next reiteration or to do present to senior management to pave the way for more incorporating social media into your program delivery or communications channel. The do part – your tactics, tools – The measure is your data collection – as part of your strategy you define this – it includes analysis – you don’t just collect data, you figure out what it means in terms of improving your results – and then you adapt your plan/strategy and the cycle continues.Make sense? Does this sound familiar? Is this way you measure other programs or communications efforts that do not include social media?
  • These are the basic steps that you will follow for your measurement pilot …. Or any project that involves social media ..The challenge here is that you are not just measuring, but measuring around your practice or strategy.The pilot is making it very simple.What are benchmarks? What are KPIs?How to define the perfect KPINetworked learning with benchmarksReflection Questions:What do you need to benchmark to put your SMART objectives in a context?What is an easy and simple way to implement benchmarking?What are your KPIs?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevlar/2636361561/sizes/o/in/faves-cambodia4kidsorg/Measurement is a comparable tool. One of the most common question that many nonprofits ask when crafting SMART objectives is, “How do you know that we’ve identified the right how many number?” You always want to know not just the number of the month or the quarter, but whether that number is bigger or smaller than something else. Last month, or last quarter, or the peer organizations. So the next step in this process is to decide what you are going to compare yourself to. The most effective comparisons are to peer organizations or to your organization’s past performance over time. Sometimes the latter is difficult because social media is relatively new for many nonprofits. So most organizations begin by measuring over time, and then add in peer institutions or organizations with whom you might collaborate with … for share of volunteer hours or share of wallet. Again, what is important is to benchmark against what matters to your organization.. essentially whatever keeps the board and the executive director up at night. Doing a benchmark study of similar organizations doesn’t have to be an elaborate time consuming burden. Pang HouaMoua is the first communications director hired for SEARAC, a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society.“I didn’t want to pick a number of out of the air – or one that was too high and created unrealistic expectations or a number that was so low that we easily made it.”  
  • Measurement is a comparable tool. “I didn’t want to pick a number of out of the air – or one that was too high and created unrealistic expectations or a number that was so low that we easily made it.”  Key Performance Indicators are numbers based on data points that you can collect to measure your progress towards reaching your SMART objectives. There are hundreds if not thousands of metrics you could collect. But since the average human can pay attention and remember at most about 7 things at a time, you have to whittle that list down to a couple of “Key Performance Indicators” or the most important metrics that you need to know that you’re on track to reach to your results. The formal term is Key Performance Indicators, but a more accurate term is “Kick Butt Index” -- in other words, if the boss comes in and says, “Damn it, we’re getting our butt kicked out there” what does that mean? And if he/she says “ congratulations, you’re really kicking butt,” what does that mean? So the fourth step in the process is to get broad agreement on what those metrics are. Typical KPIs are  The important thing to remember about KPIs is that you become what you measure, so they have to be meaningful, actionable and relevant. And, in fact, if you’ve completed steps 1-3 your KPIs should fall naturally out of the earlier conversations about goals and stakeholder groups. It is just a question of translating the priorities and goals into a number you can calculate like: % increase in donations% increase in new donors or members % reduction in cost per member acquired For social media, typical KPIs are: % increase in share of desirable coverage (desirable can mean positive tone, favorable positioning, % increase in share of conversation% increase in number of supporting conversations (expressing support for the cause) % increase in conversation that contains our key messages http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=117581 
  •   There are hundreds if not thousands of metrics you could collect. But since the average human can pay attention and remember at most about 7 things at a time, you have to whittle that list down to a couple of “Key Performance Indicators” or the most important metrics that you need to know that you’re on track to reach to your results.
  • Share our experience in developing our measurement project ..
  • http://www.webanalyticsdemystified.com/ae/index.aspWe got help from the Analytics Exchange which provides volunteers who will help your nonprofit make better use of analyticsWe got a mentor and a “student” who the work of helping us think through the design of the project
  • These were the project objectives …..
  • Describe how you came up with these .. Were these in your communications plan?
  • Can you describe how you came up with this? Overview ..It would be fantastic if she would share the PPT – this could be a great template for folks.
  • For each of the objectives, the mentor/volunteer – helped us identify a SMART Goal and KPIs for each of the objectivesDescribe the first one around awareness
  • We didn’t set the numbers in isolated – we did some benchmarking with peer organizations … describe
  • We also looked at our past data ..Talk about what you collect hereWould you be willing to share this spreadsheet?
  • We also talked about matching tools for the job, but I’m going to share what we come up and use in November – that’s the session on tools
  • work with 6-10 regional offices and programs to pick specific goals within the next six monthsa social media presence and network that educates an increasingly large group of people about our issues and viewpoints and ultimately drives more people to take action by passing on our message, acting as an advocate for the environment by responding to action requests, and donating money to NWF. To do that, we believe we need a suite of tools that, with personalized and compelling content, work together to increase traffic to our regional websites. We also need regional websites that provides visitors a fulfilling experience that allows them to support NWF in a variety of ways, including giving regionally.The fundamental premises of this plan are: 1) that social media provides an opportunity to reach people now and move them to action to protect wildlife now; 2) that social media will be a much more powerful and standard way to communicate in five years if not two years; 3) that people will increasingly make decisions to take action and to support non-profit organizations based on their social media relationships with organizations, and with friends and family who have social media relationships with organizations; and 4) that establishing a much stronger social media presence now will allow us to increase our reach and raise more money now, but is most important because it allows us to position ourselves for the future.
  • With blogging, there are several ways to track your “success” and follow how your posts are performing. These are some of the ways we look at, at the NWF. The most basic is Web Analytics, and while you may not be the people tracking the information, it will be useful for you to know what a well-received blog post looks like.
  • Show of hands: how many on FB?Twitter? Tweet what had for breakfast?Two primary vehicles: Facebook and TwitterWe also are strongly represented on: SeaNotes blog, YouTube, Flickr, Yelp—plus now tumblr and Google+. Dizzying!SFW also has a strong presence; administration delegated to that team, with input/coordination from us
  • Show of hands: how many on FB?Twitter? Tweet what had for breakfast?Two primary vehicles: Facebook and TwitterWe also are strongly represented on: SeaNotes blog, YouTube, Flickr, Yelp—plus now tumblr and Google+. Dizzying!SFW also has a strong presence; administration delegated to that team, with input/coordination from us
  • Learned a few things over timeMore I learn the less I know….!
  • Vicarious experience; a way to connect to a national audience
  • Snapshot of where we’re atGrown sixtimes over since mid ’09; now over 125,000Second overall, top tier in our competitive set
  • Snapshot of where we’re atGrown sixtimes over since mid ’09; now over 125,000Second overall, top tier in our competitive set
  • Even more important: people are engaging with us, often over 1,000 times per weekThis is the real work of social media: listening and responding
  • Session 3: Why Does Bad Measurement Practice Happen To Good Nonprofits?September 22 at 11:00 am PST/ 2:00 ESThttp://measure-netnon.wikispaces.com/Grp+2+Session+3+Bad+Measurement