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Book Blurb
What happens when the Goddess of Measurement teams up with the Queen of Nonprofits? They write an entertaining and useful book about two processes that nonprofits need for success in a networked age: To become networked and measurement. Their book provides valuable, how-to insights on using data to change the world – insights all nonprofits can use to fulfill their missions. The book relates stories,

outlines measurement frameworks and offer up a host of resources. You will learn how measurement can truly help your nonprofit change the world.
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Author Bios
Beth Kanter
Title: Speaker, Author, Trainer, and Blogger
Bio: Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media for social Change, Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013, and internationally recognized speaker and trainer. She is co-author of the highly acclaimed book, The Networked Nonprofit, published by Wiley in 2010.
Web Site:
Twitter id: @kanter
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KD Paine
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Title: Chair of KDPaine & Partners Inc. and Chief Marketing Officer, News Group International
Bio: Katie Delahaye Paine is the founder of KDPaine and & Partners LLC and publisher of the first blog and the first newsletter for marketing and communications professionals dedicated entirely to measurement and accountability. She is founder and Chair of KDPaine & Partners Inc. and Chief Marketing Officer for News Group International, a Dubai-based global monitoring, measurement and insight

Web Site:
Twitter id: @kdpaine
Praise for Measuring the Networked Nonprofit
“A powerful and entertaining book on how to use measurement and social media to kick butt and change the world.” – Guy Kawasaki, Author, Enchantment, former chief evangelist of Apple
“Read Measuring the Networked Nonprofit to help you figure out what kind of results you are getting, and then figure out how to get even more effective.” – Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist,
“Measuring the Networked Nonprofit is essential reading for any nonprofit leader trying to figure out what social media can do for her organization – and what pitfalls to avoid. Kanter and Paine demystify social media strategies, tools, and metrics, and make them accessible to techies and technophobes alike.” – Kathy Reich, Director of Organizational Effectiveness Grantmaking, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
“This book is the cutting edge of evaluating effectiveness of social media and goes beyond methods to show that measurement is about strategic thinking and evidenced-informed action.” – Michael Quinn Patton, author, Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use
“The authors brilliantly teach nonprofit leaders how to transform their organizations by embracing measurement. The writing style is lively, which makes the book accessible, inviting to read, and fun to implement.” Kim Meredith, executive director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
“The authors provide an invaluable guide to philanthropists and their beneficiaries and answer the question: “How do we measure the effectiveness of our nonprofit’s networked social media efforts?” This is a readable, practical book.” - Howard Rheingold, author, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online
“Measuring the Networked Nonprofit is a must-read for anyone in the social good sector. The authors are both funny and talented storytellers. Stop reading this stupid blurb and go read the book.” – Shel Israel, coauthor, Naked Conversations and Forbes contributor.”
“In a new world of social media and big data, the authors cut through the noise to help you design and measure campaigns.” Brian Solis, bestselling author, The End of Business As Usual and Engage!
“Kanter and Paine use their wit and wisdom to make the process of measuring your impact and making change accessible, and even fun! Holly Ross, Executive Director, NTEN

"People always ask me what's next in social media for social change, and now the answer is simple: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit! This book is exactly what we need, a simple, clear, easy-to-use primer on measuring the use and effect of social media for nonprofits from the two most knowledgable people on the topic. It's exactly what we needed when we needed it most." Allison Fine, Co-Author Networked Nonprofit

"Social change organizations just got a yard stick for measuring success and learning from failure."
Premal Shah, President, - Loans That Change Lives

“The book is an invaluable roadmap for moving to data-informed decision-making and producing greater impact for those they serve." Mario Morino, Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners

"Kanter and Paine share a wealth of insights and practical advice that will enable organizations to truly
understand the real impact of their digital and social efforts." Jean Case, CEO and cofounder, Case Foundation

"This book is a gift for those facing the task of measuring nonprofit performance in our complex, interconnected age." Jacob Harold, Executive Director, Guide Star

“This must-read book for the sector shows how simple yet powerful measurement can help a nonprofit effectively get actionable information to increase impact.” Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft

“As nonprofits devote increasing energy to social media, getting measurement right is critical to helping us learn and impact. This book unpacks this daunting subject in a practical and actionable way." Stephen J. Downs

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
“Measuring the Networked Nonprofit is more than a “how–to,” it’s a citizen’s owners manual for making change happen.” Lucy Bernholz, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

“The need to understand how to leverage social networks for measurable impact has never been greater. This pioneering book on the critical topic of measurement will be essential for any nonprofit seeking to be truly effective.” Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor of Marketing, Winnick Family Faculty Fellow for 2011-2012
Vineet Singal, Stanford alumnus and leader, 100KCheeks campaign
“Finally, a user-friendly guide to demystifying measurement, why it matters and how nonprofits can take it on. “
Laura L. Efurd, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, ZeroDivide

"Data is like fine food: you can enjoy eating it but do you know how to make it? The authors have written the ultimate cookbook !" Nancy Lublin,
"Kanter and Paine present a comprehensive and welcome addition to the social network knowledge base that will serve to awaken the data geek in all of us, tempting us to both explore new tools and networks, while also inspiring us to assess the impact of how these networks are contributing toward our missions and the greater good." - Janet Camarena, Director, The Foundation Center-San Francisco
“Attention everyone who is using social media to do good in the world: This books is your must-have survival guide to measuring what matters.” Katya Andresen, COO Network for Good/Author, Robin Hood Marketing
“Hi, I’m Daniel and I’m a recovering measurementaphobic. This book helped me break down walls I had built for forty years.” Daniel Ben-Horin, Founder and Co-CEO, TechSoup Global

"Accelerating external change coupled with new tools for engagement challenges even the most networked nonprofits in making sense of feedback around complex issues. This book is as much about leadership as it is about measuring." Jeff Clarke, Interim President & CEO, Council on Foundations

“A timely and valuable contribution to the evaluation, learning, and improvement movement in the social sector.”

Johanna Morariu, Director, Innovation Network
“This book will be a catalyst for nonprofits to power social change because it explains clearly how to use measurement.” Wendy Harman, American Red Cross

“Measuring the Networked Nonprofit “ teaches organizations of all sizes how to be obsessed with impact -- for good. “ Claire Díaz-Ortiz (née Williams), Social Innovation

"If you want to unlock the power of data and measurement to dramatically scale your engagement, fundraising, and impact, this book is your must buy, must read, must apply." Simon Mainwaring, founder and New York Times bestselling author of We First
If you work in any capacity in the nonprofit sector and think impact measurement is just another burdensome task, this book is for you. It is a guide to finding the joy and inspiration in evaluating the impact of our work.

Cheryl Francisconi, Director, Institute of International Education-Ethiopia
“Data driven improvements that deliver an emotional punch and improve the bottom-line? Absolutely! Let Katie and Beth show you how its done.-Avinash Kaushik, Author: Web Analytics 2.0 & Web Analytics: An Hour A Day
“Paine and Kanter have created a mind-blowingly useful, practical, valuable guide to making the most of social media for every non-profit interested getting better at doing good.” Jim Sterne, Founder, eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit and Chairman, Digital Analytics Association
“This book is a must read for all nonprofits who care about creating change. - Allyson Kapin, Partner at Rad Campaign
"This timely and practical book will help networked non-profits untangle measurement and the big, hairy 'social media ROI' question." Steve Bridger, Builder of Bridges

The combination of nonprofit social media savoire faire and superior measurement discipline in Measuring the Networked Nonprofit makes for an paralleled discussion about organizational performance.
-- Geoff Livingston, author and marketing strategist

This book answers the hardest of our burning questions: "But how do I know if my social media strategy is working?" A must-read for leaders, practitioners and strategists.” Deanna Zandt, author of "Share This! How You Will Change the World With Social Networking"

"This book belongs on the shelf of every nonprofit leader. The authors do a great job of clearly laying out practical advice for social media measurement." -Ritu Sharma & Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Co-Founders, Social Media for Nonprofits