All students in the program will be reading the following book:

measuring nonprofit

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World. Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. Wiley and Sons, 2012.

Week 1: Chapters 1-2 and preface

Week 2: Chapters 3-9

Week 3: Chapters 10-14 and epilogue

The book is available in the VCU bookstore, but can also be ordered online. All IYLEP students will be provided a copy of the book.

We will also post additional resources on this website. Please check regularly.


To prepare for the program, please review the following research studies and articles before the start of the course. We will provide additional readings after the start of the program in July.

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy:

Social Media Usage 2005-2015:

Technology Device Ownership 2015:

The Viral Kony 2012 Video: