Slacktivism versus real engagement is a false dichotomy - the fact is that smart technologists who care about the world are innovating new ways for people to get involved in the causes they care about.
Now, however, as we enter the next phase of this trend, questions still circle around the relationship between the new, less tested forms of involvement and traditional forms of donating and volunteering that are still the bedrock of thousands of social change organizations.
If new technologies are adding more rungs to a ladder of engagement in the form of sharing, viral promotions, micro-volunteering, and micro-giving, is there a clear way to analyze their involvement? Where do these actions live beside other innovative forms of engagement -- such as membership services, board volunteering, and more?
In this panel from the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis, Robert Rosenthal from VolunteerMatch will lead a discussion with Lesley Mansford of Razoo, Jeff Patrick from Merkle, Lawrence Grodeska from Change.org and Dana Nelson from GiveMN, to demonstrate how technology and analytics can help your organization measure real engagement up the ladder -- in all its many flavors.