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Progressive Media with Christie George

[Name]: Christie George

[Organization]: New Media Ventures

[Area of Expertise]: Media for Progressive Change

New media has revolutionized how we do politics, and Christie George keeps progressives technologically on track. Her passion is in media for mission-related work, which she first explored while working in Continue reading

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Hub Stories: Who Gives a Crap? Q&A with Designer Danny Alexander

[Name]: Danny Alexander

[Areas of Expertise]: Design for Social Impact, Mass-Market Sustainability, Industrial Design, Marketing, Supply Chain Analysis

[Memory Lane]:

“I was back and forth between the IDEO offices in San Francisco and Ghana for about three months on a project, a large part of which was spent prototyping. We brought five or six toilets with us to Ghana and essentially spent a couple weeks there leaving them with a number of families for 3 or 4 days each. We tested them by using them. It was an interesting process for sure. You learn a lot by prototyping, especially in a situation where you have to clean someone else’s crap out of a toilet.” Continue reading

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Root Cause announces new How-to Guide on Performance for Nonprofits

Hub Bay Area friends Root Cause, a nonprofit organization advancing enduring solutions to social and economic problems by supporting social innovators and educating social impact investors, announced their new How-to Guide on Performance for Nonprofits.  Their newest publication Building a Performance Measurement System: Using Data to Accelerate Social Impact coupled with free online templates on a new microsite on their homepage will prove to be a nucleus of resources for social innovators and nonprofit leaders looking to measure internal performance and assessing their needs.  The latest press release Root Cause had this to say about their new online resource center:

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest How-to Guide, Building a Performance Measurement System: Using Data to Accelerate Social Impact. If you are a nonprofit leader looking for the right way to meet the growing demand for measurement in the nonprofit sector, this book can help. It outlines a step-by-step process for building an internal performance measurement system that will help you meet funder demands while gaining a clear picture of how your activities support your mission. Contrary to the fears of some, performance measurement doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. A performance measurement system will help lead you to significant improvements in your operations, an invaluable learning experience and cultural shift for your staff, better communication with your funders, and a reliable roadmap toward increased social impact.

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