Introducing the 2021 Classy Awards Leadership Council

Classy

The collective knowledge of our Leadership Council makes the Classy Awards a distinction unlike any other. Author of Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World , which received The Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s Best Book Award for 2020.

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Stanhope- Seta Wins Third Queens Award

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Stanhope Seta is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laboratory instruments for quality control, analysis and calibration. Winning the Third Queen’s Award. Earlier this year Stanhope Seta proudly received a Queen’s Award in the category of Innovation. The Innovation Award was granted to Stanhope Seta for the design and manufacture of the popular Fame in Jet (FIJI) Instrument!

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Achieve Client Wins Award for Custom Website

Achieve

was awarded fourth place in the 2016 Best of the Web Awards. The annual Best of the Web Awards recognizes city, county and state governments for their work to increase engagement among citizens while also providing them with cutting-edge web services.

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New Program! Award-Winning Bitdefender Security

Tech Soup Blog

These applications have won awards, shone through rigorous testing, and met our strict standards. Awards and Praise. Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( MS-ISAC ) free nontechnical guides on security topics like cybersecurity and firewalls. Drum roll, please! TechSoup is pleased to present … the Bitdefender donation program!

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Through HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program, tens of thousands of students and young professionals are connected to each other and to mentors and resources.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

Our solution to assist association executives with justifying the expense of an LMS, EvaluPac, recently won the Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for “Best Advance in Technology for Testing or Learning Evaluation”. need to meet funders’ and accreditors’ demands for activity impact analysis and outcomes evaluations. It includes an analysis of content knowledge, learner course evaluations, and skills and performance analyses.

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

Our solution to assist association executives with justifying the expense of an LMS, EvaluPac, recently won the Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for “Best Advance in Technology for Testing or Learning Evaluation”. need to meet funders’ and accreditors’ demands for activity impact analysis and outcomes evaluations. It includes an analysis of content knowledge, learner course evaluations, and skills and performance analyses.

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3 Steps to Finding the Right Technology Vendor for Your Nonprofit

EveryAction

If you like working with numbers, you might also try ranking priorities with a numeric scale (awarding higher and lower point numbers to top and medium priority features, and subtracting points for drawbacks), to allow you to get a clear comparison of the pros and cons of multiple systems. Spreadsheets are great for this, because the ability to sort and filter data also makes visual analysis easier.

Community colleges: A critical access point to higher education

Candid

has awarded over $3.5 The following analysis looks at support to all of these types of organizations together. . These awards, which total at least $348 million, make MacKenzie Scott the second largest donor to community college education, behind the USDOE. .

Use Engagement Scores to Point Your Members in the Right Direction

Association Analytics

In case you aren’t familiar with a member engagement score, here’s a quick overview: it’s an analysis to assess member and customer behavior over a certain period of time (we recommend 3 years). Award Nominees.

Using Music and Data to Measure Impact and Wellbeing

Saleforce Nonprofit

Our work in this area has been recognised with two national awards from the Royal Society for Public Health and PwC , but more importantly, it’s enabling young people to change their lives. We’ve built a flow to gather this data and carry out statistical analysis on the numbers.

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How Culture Makes Cloud for Good a Great Place to Work

Cloud 4 Good

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 280,000 current employees. ” Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated.

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Lessons from 2019 to maximize future disaster giving decisions

Candid

We’ve included their recommendations below, along with examples from the 2019 analysis of donors who use these tactics. . This has been a dominant trend in the past eight years of our analysis. Cargill Foundation awarded several multi-year disaster grants in 2019.

Global philanthropy responds to the Ukraine crisis

Candid

Corporations account for 55% of the total dollar value of grants awarded; foundations and public charities 40%; and high-net-worth individuals for 5%. This analysis and the giving it’s based on is happening in real time. Since February 24, more than two million people have fled Ukraine.

Update: Philanthropy’s response to Ukraine crisis

Candid

This, and the analysis in the tables that follow, focuses solely on grants made in response to the crisis. Where an area served is specified, Ukraine accounts for 90% of grants awarded and 93% of dollar value. This analysis and the giving it’s based on is happening in real time.

Weekly update from PND

Candid

Gates Foundation awards $35 million PRI for anti-viral therapeutics. Liberated Capital awards $1.7 A weekly update with the latest news from PND.

Digital Platforms for Greater Impact: Examples for Foundations

Forum One

Grand Challenges Awards Repository. The Repository is a shared database that centralizes universally-collected metadata for awards given across Grand Challenge partner initiatives.

So Now What? Finding Funding for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Based on years of biannual report analysis, I find that annual budget, mission focus, and service area, in that order, have the most impact on an organization's grantseeking experience. They also show the median amounts of the largest awards the sources gave. Finally, look at the sizes of the median largest awards. This data will give you an idea of reasonable award goals and help you to manage your stakeholder expectations.

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We’re 39 percent similar; how can we be exponentially better?

Candid

Analysis of grant applications from 130 funders. In his four-part analysis, Robinson leveraged a combination of human-guided machine learning, clustering techniques, and corpus-based similarity analysis drawn from long standing semantic similarity and information retrieval research.

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Weekly update from PND

Candid

Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls awards $25 million. A weekly update with the latest news from PND. Climate finance partnership to fund community-led forest conservation. November 11, 2021.

Craig Weiss Group ranked Gyrus Systems as # 18 in Top 50 LMS Provider

Gyrus

With detailed profiles of the 50 learning management systems that it ranks, the report also provides an overall analysis of the market. News Award eLL LMSRichmond, VA February 15, 2019. Gyrus Systems , a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that it has been recognized as part of the top 50 LMS providers by Craig Weiss Group.

Toward transparent metrics

Candid

Total dollar amount of grants awarded . Analysis of Seal holder data was conducted by Carol Brouwer. What we can learn about nonprofit results from Platinum Seal holders . How do nonprofits measure success? How do they know they’re making a difference?

What Can Salesforce Do for Education?

Cloud 4 Good

This solution has caught the eye of Salesforce itself, earning a nomination for the Excellence in Recruitment & Admissions Innovation award at the upcoming 2021 Education Summit. Salesforce technology is the engine of innovation for over 150K companies across industries and sectors.

Six things you may not know about the U.S. social sector

Candid

2] Analysis of foundation funding is based on all grants awarded by U.S. The social sector can feel like a black box—even for those of us who work in it. People want to know: Just how big is the sector? What role does it play in the economy? What kinds of organizations make it up? .

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Exploring Data for Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The solution we have been exploring is a semi-customized, open source, secure, data collection and analysis application that makes it easier for social sector users to safely gather and use information more efficiently. At this years Skoll WorldForum on Social Entrepreneurship , I spoke with a dozen social entrepreneurs, including eight recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, about their need for different mobile data apps to improve their work.

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A look at organizations that have earned GuideStar Seals of Transparency

Candid

At the time of our analysis, 78,262 organizations had a Seal. Additionally, organizations reporting zero or negative revenue were excluded from this part of the analysis. [ii] This is likely an undercount recognizing that Candid databases may not have captured all grants awarded by U.S.

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Are corporations making good on their racial equity pledges?

Candid

Based on our analysis, the answer is, it's (currently) impossible to know —but it’s important to get right. . Last summer , the murder of George Floyd and the global racial justice movement brought issues of racial inequity and injustice to the forefront.

Caltech: Founding Values

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Address on receiving Caltech’s Distinguished Alumni Award May 18, 2013 Caltech was founded to give back to society through science and engineering, to discover knowledge and apply that knowledge. Jim Fruchterman receiving the Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award from Caltech President Jean Lou Chameau, May 18, 2013 More than anything else, that pleasure in finding things out has been Caltech’s gift to me in my work as an entrepreneur and a social entrepreneur.

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International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

HRP members produced scientifically sound analysis that is advancing the process of legal justice in Guatemala. I’m proud to report here that, at the request of the Attorney General of Guatemala, our team has prepared statistical analysis to inform the prosecutions of these high-profile officials. To that end, we combine statistical analysis of patterns of violence with information about military and police hierarchy, communication flow and deployment patterns.

Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Choosing Digital-First Options When It Comes to Fundraising and Marketing

Bloomerang

Digital-first fundraising enables instant capture and analysis of donor data. Her award-winning blog showcases her practical approach, which earned her the AFP “Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year” award.

Beyond Survival: Post-Disruption Nonprofit Donor Experience Strategy

Bloomerang

Competing calls to action can result in “ analysis paralysis , ” resulting in no decision. Her award-winning blog showcases her practical approach, which earned her the AFP “Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year” award. This is part 2 in a 3-part series. Read part 1.

4 Tips for Using Facebook Fundraising for Year-End Giving

Achieve

for future analysis. During Nick's six years of service he was awarded two Bronze Stars, an Army Commendation Medal for Valor and as a Field Artillery Officer, was repeatedly ranked 1st among 50 peer Officers in a premier Infantry Battalion.

The philanthropic response to the rise in Asian hate

Candid

A recent analysis of Candid’s Foundation Maps data by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy ( AAPIP ) found that between 2014 and 2018, approximately 0.2 On March 16, 2021, eight people were murdered in Atlanta.

[VIDEO] Building a Better Grants Strategy Post-COVID

Bloomerang

And I want you to also look at logic model sample and a SOAR analysis because that could really kind of help you think through some of the priorities in the planning exercises. . However, others might be looking at higher high five-figure, six-figure awards.

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3 Major Higher Ed Takeaways from bbcon 2020 Virtual

Connection Cafe

Conduct an impact analysis and use it! The scholarship team from the University of Wisconsin – Madison shared how the y utilize technology to streamline their scholarship awarding process across different offices on campus.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: October 23rd

NTEN

Flickr: kalabird) Nancy Schwartz announced the 13 Annual Nonprofit Tagline Awards winners , and we are so proud to see NTEN member organizations Earthjustice and The Houston Food Bank included. You can also read some analysis and take-aways from Allyson Kapin on the study, who pulls out the things nonprofits probably need to improve on. Beverley Pomeroy ( Pinc Productions ) is a finalist for the 2009 Stevie Awards Best Canadian Entrepreneur.

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Donors and “Marchers”: Build an Equitable Following With Major and Small Donors

Qgiv

While that figure made everybody in the sector giddy for a few minutes, deeper analysis reveals disturbing trends: the numbers are skewed by ONE donor, Mackenzie Scott, who contributed five billion dollars to charitable causes. Request a Demo of Qgiv’s Award-Winning Fundraising Platform.

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SXSW Interactive Scholarship Opportunities

NTEN

Kicking off on March 9th, there will be ample opportunities for hands-on training, networking, and big-picture analysis. Awards will be announced on Monday, September 19, 2011. Flickr: Alexdecalvelo SXSW Interactive is offering 5 scholarships to attend the 2012 conference. The scholarships are open to anyone using new media channels to tackle community problems –including nonprofit leaders, grassroots organizers, individual citizens and civic-minded entrepreneurs.

President’s Update: Fall 2013

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On February 1st, two people on the team spun out to become an independent nonprofit—the Human Rights Data Analysis Group —to focus on the statistical and analytical side of our human rights work. We also received our largest-ever award for human rights, a two-year, $2.2

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising | A Nonprofit’s Guide for Success

Bloomerang

We recommend conducting this analysis directly after the campaign so that the details are still fresh in your mind. . After the campaign, award the winner with a prize. .

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

A better system would (1) quantify the educational value provided by CE providers, (2) create a race to the top in which CE providers were awarded an allowance of credits that they could market in return for the value they created. It’s not hard to imagine the ACCME eventually extending these requirements to all CME providers, or putting restrictions on the quantity of credit that low-quality providers could award, thereby constituting a system of value-based accreditation.

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Great reads from around the web on June 17th

Amy Sample Ward

" Amazon Patents Social Networking System, Winks at Facebook – "The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Amazon a patent for a “Social Networking System.&# That is why we created the Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving — to provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector."

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How We Helped a Florida Nonprofit Triple Its Giving Day Goal

Achieve

Prior to devising the Great Give campaign strategy and plan, the Achieve team undertook an initial in-depth analysis of Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s current digital landscape and recent fundraising performance to better understand the organization’s donor demographics, successful messaging and more.