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    Beth Kanter
    Beth Kanter has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 33 years. She started Beth’s Blog in 2003 when many people were asking her the question, “What’s a blog?” Today, it is one of the most popular and influential blogs for nonprofits. She was recently a visiting scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she facilitated peer exchanges with Packard Grantees on “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.” Over her time at the Packard Foundation she has coached hundreds of nonprofits on how to become networked nonprofits and how to use measurement. Beth has designed capacity building and training programs so that nonprofits around the world can learn how to embrace the principles of social media practice. In addition, in her capacity as a board member, Beth has volunteered her time to use social networks to support the work of the Sharing Foundation, an organization that takes care of children in Cambodia. Her accomplishments include being the first person ever to use Twitter for fundraising in 2007, winning the first Giving Challenge sponsored by the Case Foundation, and raising money to underwrite the college education of Leng Sopharath, an orphan from Kampong Speu orphanage, who started her senior year at Norton University as an accounting major. Beth also helped sponsor the first ever blogging conference in Cambodia for 300 Cambodian young people.

    KDPaine in the kitchen.
    Katie Delahaye Paine launched her first measurement company, The Delahaye Group, in 1987. Since then, Paine and her staff have read and analyzed millions of articles, interviewed thousands of people and analyzed hundreds of programs in her endless pursuit of good metrics that help organizations achieve their goals. In 2002, she started KDPaine & Partners, LLC, a company which was and still is dedicated to providing affordable metrics to nonprofits, government agencies, and small businesses. In 1996 she pioneered measurement of consumer generated media. In 2003 she started her own blog—KDPaine’s Measurement Blog (—and, in the process, learned how to measure them. She’s been measuring social media in its various forms ever since. Her first two books, Measuring Public Relations and Measure What Matters, educated organizations on how to decide what really matters to their companies and how to measure it. Now, in Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, Paine applies her measurement expertise to networked nonprofits, so they can more quickly learn what is working and what is not in their social media programs.