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Glasspockets Find: Knight Foundation Takes the Measure of Social Media
April 25, 2013

The John S. and James L. Knight FoundationThe John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is among a growing number of foundations taking a hard look at how to measure the effect of social media and how it "can be used to increase foundation responsiveness and transparency, bring greater awareness to its programs and lead to broader action."

On April 25, 2013, Knight participated in roundtable discussion on Advancing Social Media Measurement hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, whose staff has blogged about social media here at Transparency Talk.

Writing on the Knight Foundation's blog, Mayur Patel, Knight's vice president for strategy and assessment, emphasized social media's ability to enhance:

  • Transparency: Improving the transparency and responsiveness of our work and the openness of our strategy and grantmaking.
  • Information Dissemination: Sharing lessons learned and helping shape best practices.
  • Network Strength: Diversifying and growing our network to find new talent and sources of innovative ideas.

Read the Knight Foundation blog»


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