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Content tagged with “Advocacy and Social Media”
Quality, Quantity, AnxietyWe often rely on qualitative data and relatively small quantitative data sets for our evaluations of complex policy and social change processes. Sometimes it seems like all...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Practice, Advocacy and Social Media
Understanding Social ConnectionsWith support from CARE and Plan International, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University set out to study the role of social networks in the...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy and Social Media
Many “Likes,” Zero VaccinationsWe give UNICEF a standing ovation for their recent fundraising campaign, which takes a shot (or two) at the value of a Facebook “like” for advocacy and social change...
Tags: Advocacy and Social Media, Media Engagement, Advocacy Communications
We’re Back! Let’s Begin 2014 with a Little ComplexityIf you’re a regular “So What?” reader, you know we like to write about complexity (it’s our very chewy bread and butter!). We’re constantly in the...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Practice, Advocacy and Social Media, Advocacy Strategies
Digital StrategeryLast week, we came across Beth Kanter’s reflections on a recent brainstorming session she attended that used “design thinking” to improve a non-profit’s digital strategy.  She...
Tags: APEP News, Evaluation Theory and Practice, Advocacy Strategies, Advocacy and Social Media
Frustrated with Economists? Try Behavioral Economics.The Center for Global Development just came out with yet another smart essay on a fascinating topic titled "The Nature of the Beast: What...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, APEP News, Advocacy and Social Media
Washington BluesUnless you’ve been away in outer space, with the Voyager 1 perhaps, you’ve heard at least one bit of news this week about the inner workings of the US government in this wonderful...
Tags: APEP News, Politics, Advocacy and Social Media
Narcissism for a Social Cause Beth Kanter posted this lighthearted gem a few days ago, asking: are there cases where “selfies” can be used in support of a social cause?  Kanter tracked down...
Tags: Advocacy and Social Media, Education, Advocacy Strategies
To Lobby or Not To Lobby?The answer is likely the former.  Or at least that’s what The Washington Post noted in a featured article last weekend about the Congressional August recess.  ...
Tags: Human Rights, Advocacy Strategies, Advocacy and Social Media, US Politics
Being the “Redheaded Stepchild”The news of the State Department spending $630,000 on Facebook likes broke out amid harsh criticism but the whole fiasco points to larger issues around internal...
Tags: Advocacy Strategies, Advocacy and Social Media, Journalism

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