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Nathaniel James
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Last call through February 2. 
3 Reasons to Complete the Barriers to Data-Centric Practices in Nonprofit Organizations Questionnaire. On Sunday I sent you a request to add your responses to at least one of the questions in my NPO data questionnaire. I will start writing up the results next week, so please take a look and ...
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Nonprofit colleagues - I'm working on a two part series of articles on barriers to using data to improve strategy and performance in the sector (part 1) and mini-case studies of nonprofits who are succeeding with data.

I'll be sending around a questionnaire on the barriers questions soon. Can I include you when I send out the questionnaire? Who else should I include? Again, I'm looking for people whose organizations are challenged OR successful in their use of data.

I'm hoping to create something fresh and super useful for the sector, and your insights really matter.
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Join The Pollination Project for this 11/5 call to learn about the power of micro-grants. 
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Facebook Fraud video by Veritasium exposes how the Facebook "like" ad model diminishes authentic engagement. Facebook Fraud
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A new entry on the coming Platform Wars. As with anything having to do with alternative or crypto-currencies, how to do people get paid to build? 
Indie darling Ello is starting to make splashes in the direction of Facebook. To be sure, the rush of techno-hipsters in…
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Fascinating. NPO sector is down 75,000 organizations since 2005, despite the fact that 500,000 new organizations incorporated in that time.
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This is, perhaps, the most important piece I've read about philanthropy. Even if you don't spend much time thinking about "philanthropy," you should take a look. 
Progressives are hypersensitive to way the big money in politics perpetuates advantage and inequality, but seem blind to the dangers posed by largely unaccountable donors.
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Yes! Magazine needs a data-driven nerd who's also a geek for social change. Pass it along. 
YES! Magazine is seeking a dynamic leader to aggressively drive unprecedented growth in traffic, audience engagement, and revenue. Applicants should have a passion for digital media, analytics, optimization, business strategy, as well as YES!'s unique brand of social change, which fuses powerful ...
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"Most people agree that what distinguishes those who become famously creative is their resilience. While creativity at times is very rewarding, it is not about happiness... a successful creative person is someone who can survive conformity pressures and be impervious to social pressure."
In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world. We celebrate the famously imaginative, the greatest artists and innovators from Van Gogh to Steve Jobs. Viewing the world creatively is supposed to be an asset, even a...
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While this may bear some truth, it is more true that of two creators of equal talent and skill, the one who has the better archiving skill has a greater chance of success.

Most people do not realize that your chances of becoming a recognized talent (one of the steps to fame) with 90% accuracy can be evaluated with one question.

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Just looked up what a Best Boy does on a film project. Seems kinda important. Surprised they haven't come up with a more dignified name by now.
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  • Money & Life
    Community Engagement Strategist and Coordinator, 2011 - present
  • Mozilla
    community engagement consultant, 2010 - 2011
  • Media and Democracy Coalition
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