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All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

At the forefront of strategies is impact investing. From the plenary speech alone, it was clear how much the impact investing field has evolved.

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

Connection Cafe

To enhance impact, foundations and nonprofits should leverage their data through platforms like Guidestar, Algorhythm, and Blackbaud Outcomes.

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Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

How can we measure impact without it becoming a burden on our grantee partners who have to report to all their funders?

Announcing the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact

Connection Cafe

Today, we announced the newly minted Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. We hope you’ll join us.

Is Your Impact Strategy About the Journey or the Destination?

Connection Cafe

How do today’s results-focused giving leaders view social impact strategy? That’s where strategic philanthropy should begin—at the end.

Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

What criteria should nonprofits consider before accepting a social impact investment? Why Social Impact Investing Is Hurting Nonprofits.

6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

Connection Cafe

With the constant changes, innovations, and breaking news impacting the sector, staying focused on the work that matters will be key for all of us.

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How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

In February 2015, the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community published The Performance Imperative Campaign : A Framework for Social Sector Excellence.

Sharing Your Story: How to Engage Donors with the Philanthropic Impact of Their Gift

Connection Cafe

It’s simple—regularly communicate the impact that your donors have already created. Stories perfectly illustrate impact in action.

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Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few months ago, I facilitated a  mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the  Google Nonprofit program at the  Impact Hub.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The ideas and techniques in Lean Start Up movement also work for nonprofits and what some are calling “ Lean Impact.” 2. 

Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP


Tech Impact’s overarching mission continues […]. General financial services Managed Services nonprofit npTech Strategic Partnership

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It's proven: non-profits thrive when they measure volunteer impact


Check out this newly released research report that proves it''s critical for us to measure volunteer impact - it also proves that measurement of volunteer impact is vital for increasing donations & ensuring that your programs are effective

5 Key Takeaways from the Millennial Impact Report — Wave 2

NonProfit Hub

Highlight Their Impact. majority of millennials reported believing that they could only have a small to moderate impact on making the U.S.

Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

How do you demonstrate tangible impact so they don’t think of you as a form of entertainment but rather as an essential part of the community?

Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

However, few of us working in the social impact space could admit to utilizing storytelling to its fullest potential. By Jay Geneske, 2014. 

Econ 201: Macro Influences Impacting Micro Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Tax policy, and its impact on charitable deductions. Interest rates, and their impact on saving vs. spending. Unemployment rates, and their impact on donor numbers. Population growth, and its impact on the pool of potential donors. As a fundraiser, you are well aware of your internal program’s performance metrics.

The Collective Impact of Love

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Collective Impact of Love guest post by Stefan Lanfer,  Barr Foundation. Stefan Lanfer manages communications for the Barr Foundation.

Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

Connection Cafe

Measurement is essential to understand your impact. The following article originally appeared in The NonProfit Times Live from bbcon newsletter.

The day I made an impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Some measure impact through the number of programs offered, the number of resources handed out, or the number of people helped. Nice beautiful.

Small nonprofits, big impact

ASU Lodestar Center

What these organizations lack in size, however, they make up for in impact. Consider the impact of payment timing on your grantees’ cash flow.

How Online Trends in 2016 Will Impact Your Nonprofit


The study is comprised of a diverse mix of 105 nonprofits of various sizes and sectors. The study analyzed 2.8 million advocacy actions.

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

Impact investing takes center stage    . Even better news? percent rise in overall giving in 2017, and another 3.8 percent in 2018.

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Research Friday: The Real Impact of Collective Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Brian Spicker , Senior Vice President of Community Impact. References. ^ [1] Collective Impact. posted by. Valley of the Sun United Way.

Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Social enterprise. Technology. Contemplation. Chuck was the second chair of SEA and I succeeded him as the third chair.

The Impact of Millennials on Software Adoption


In this episode we discuss why millennials are so optimistic (are they?), nonprofit CRM, and marketing automation deployment. Grant: Yes.

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches – Guest Post by Jay Geneske, Rockefeller Foundation. Storytelling

Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Creating a Blog within your Community - Why send the traffic back to Word Press and Blogger?

How to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? With over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers. association nonprofit organize Volunteers

The Heart and Soul of Lean Impact: A/B Testing Experiments and Validated Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How are you using experiments, a/b testing, and validated learning to improve your nonprofit’s impact? Here’s the method.  

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Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble


If you don’t know Chris make sure to  say Hi to him on Twitter. Watch below to hear more … If you can’t see the video above,  click here.

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7 Proven Visual Marketing Ideas for Maximum Facebook Impact

John Haydon

In the article, I’ll share 7 proven visual marketing ideas you can use today for maximum impact on Facebook. […]. Facebook Marketing

How Political Giving Impacts Nonprofit Donations


A lot of nonprofits question how big election years will impact their fundraising, especially if they are not a C4 or a PAC.

35 Facebook Live Ideas to Show the Impact of Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

They want to make an impact that matters, and when you show them that impact, they will likely continue their support.

Free Webinar: Happy & Healthy – 10 Tips for Impact without Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Register for Free! . Aliza Sherman and I have been very busy these last few months working on our new book “The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.”

Measuring Impact: The First Step

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: How often have those of worked in nonprofits asked the question or been asked the question by funders, “What’s the impact?”

ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]


Introducing ROI and the Impact of Social CRM: 12 Forward-Looking Use Cases for Associations. Our latest white paper is out! Download now!

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Driving Toward Impact With Data Science #15ntc

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Having handled over 5 million text messages to date, Crisis Text Line has a tremendous amount of information to help them maximize their impact.

Designing Campaigns for Impact


But, it doesn't have to be that way! Start with Metrics. What do you measure every day, week, month, year? Revisit your Story. You have one.

Big News: Nominations Now Open For the 2016 Care2 Impact Prize


Care2 just launched their annual Care2 Impact Prize to honor achievements in the nonprofit sector. Exciting news.