Exploring Data for Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Social enterprises are collecting more and more data: data about social problems; data about intervention outcomes; data for collective impact; data for learning; data for dashboards to better operate their enterprises; data for funders; and the list goes on.

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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. But, impact investing means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The Path to Effective Impact Investing.

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Embracing the Point of Impact Together: Outcomes Measurement Tips for Funders and Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

My colleagues and I have talked at length about how social good organizations have reached a point of impact – a point in the giving sector’s evolution where organizations are shifting their giving mindset from, “ look how much we gave ” to “l ook at what our grant achieved.”

Is Your Impact Strategy About the Journey or the Destination?

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that we’re at a point of impact in the giving sector where actions aren’t enough—it’s about achieving measurable outcomes that demonstrate how your giving activities have improved the situation for your intended population.

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Key Findings From the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey: Where Do We Go From Here?

Connection Cafe

Last week, our friends at AFP released the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report. We can’t scale our programs or our impact without their support. Nonprofit Fundraising donor retention Donor Stewardship Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Welcome Series

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Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness

Byte Technology

And yet, many non-profits aren’t leveraging one of the most tried-and-true methods of communication: an effective and well-planned email campaign. Don’t let your organization’s story get in the way of its impact.

17 Goals in 14 Years—This is Impact 2030. Let’s Build a Better World.

Connection Cafe

The even starker reality is that the majority of countries effected are, and will be, developing nations. Social Good Global Goals IMPACT 2030 SDGs Sustainable Development Goals

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10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

AFP Blog

10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology : Here are 10 different ways your nonprofit can segment its donors to improve communication for your next email donation campaign

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

VolunteerMark

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

The Secret to Going Viral: Harnessing the Kevin Bacon Effect

NetWits

So what’s the secret to unlocking the “Kevin Bacon effect,” AKA viral marketing? Social Media Advancing Social Impact Craigslist Foundation Darian Rodriguez Heyman Nonprofit Management 101 Social Media for Nonprofits

How Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

An effective brand can be a positive influence on an organization’s assets (human and financial). It can impact their capacities to achieve goals, their social impact and their missions. Nonprofits require consistency for an effective brand.

3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

If nonprofit demand is poised to ignite a revolution in the adoption and use of AI in back-office applications, the uprising will begin with the following three “skirmishes” – immediate and current impacts of AI on nonprofit administration: Routine Administrative Tasks.

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

VolunteerMark

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

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a beloved cause to many, you can find willing and effective influencers among your own ranks and volunteers. These are people who want to help amplify your message to increase your impact, share their passion, and recruit others to join the cause. .

But What if it FAILS? Using the FMEA Tool to Analyze the Potential Effects and Impacts of Failure

Museum 2.0

That tool is called Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Don't let yourself be distracted by the low-scoring ones--they are either so improbable or so minor in impact that they are not worth sweating. You know the feeling. You think your plan will work.

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Three Ways To Be An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Good managers also know that most decisions can be tweaked along the way as their teams carry out their tasks impacted by the decision. Include in your note a sentence regarding what they did especially well and how their specific action made a positive impact.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 103: Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Today’s episode features Cynthia Schaal, Chief Program Officer at Exponent Philanthropy, discussing how your organization can have a greater impact. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Steps to creating a high impact philanthropic program. What “high-impact philanthropy” really means.

6 Effective Ways to Thank Donors for a Lasting Relationship

Everyaction

To that point, we’ve compiled 6 effective ways to thank donors this giving season. These handwritten notes may seem small but it helps leave a lasting impact as emails can get buried away in inboxes. It contains a beautiful image and a brief amount of text demonstrating impact!

7 Steps To Effective Nonprofit Email Marketing

TechImpact

Here are 7 tips to increase the effectiveness your nonprofit’s email marketing campaigns today. The post 7 Steps To Effective Nonprofit Email Marketing appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Devore Tech.

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Your Small Staff Can Make a Big Impact Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Donors may be impressed by the organization’s mission, impact or track record, and they make a contribution. History shows us that traditional fundraising works, but it’s not effective with every type of donor. Your small staff has effectively built a terrific fundraising network. So, you’ve seen the fundraisers that your friends and organizations are doing on your social media feed. Some are reaching out to friends and family for contributions for a cause they care about.

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8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use VoIP Effectively

TechImpact

The post 8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use VoIP Effectively appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Voice over Internet Protocol is a hot-topic amongst small businesses and nonprofit organizations, because it provides greater utility compared to traditional phones at almost half the cost. However, not all organizations take advantage of the feature-rich phones of the future. Of course there is nothing wrong with using a VoIP phone, well, as a phone, […].

5 Ways to Effectively Use Your CRM

Everyaction

Here are five of our favorite CRM-based tools that you might not know about, but definitely should be using to save time and maximize the impact of your work! Utilize A/B testing for more impactful emails.

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. Overall, The CDSI game was an effective utilization of time that yielded meaningful results.

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How to avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'

VolunteerMark

For too long we non-profits have benefited from undue credit for our legal status while for profits face undue criticism for theirs - join the conversation today as we discover that it''s much more effective to focus on impact than legal structure

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” After spending five years living and breathing networks and measurement and designing and delivering many, many nonprofit capacity building programs, my focus is going to be on how nonprofits can apply measurement and their networks to learn for impact.

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How can nonprofits effectively recruit and retain high-performing employees?

ASU Lodestar Center

At the sector level, reports have provided data and recommendations; unfortunately, many of these ideas have not been implemented effectively into the field.”. Organizations previously tended to hire executives the same way we hire field staff, which is not effective.

How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

Connection Cafe

In short, nonprofits can now more deeply connect donors to moments of impact—immediately as they happen! Fold Facebook Live into your strategy by asking these questions: Where and when does impact happen? What sort of impact stories matter most? Live-broadcast moments of impact.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact – Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring. Nonprofits do critical work in their communities and around the world and, in so doing, build the awareness of their brands to scale their impact.

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Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

I value platforms for their power to scale impact. We believe that we can most effectively empower and bridge community members (our strategic goal) if we invite them to share their skills with each other.

UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The effort of Roberto’s students has a powerful multiplier effect, as the textbooks they proofed will be available to our Bookshare members all over the country for years to come. I’m delighted to share with you today a wonderful success story from our Volunteer Program.

How to Effectively Engage Lawmakers at Town Hall Meetings

Connection Cafe

This is why Members of Congress hold town hall meetings – to get first-hand accounts of the impact of policies on their constituents. Town hall meetings held by Members of Congress in 2017 have been one part theater, two parts protest, and usually three parts crazy.

How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. It’s important to learn how to share your efforts with the world, and even more important that you know just how big of an impact you’re making on the issue you’re trying to solve. Defining impact. Impact,” by definition, is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another. Measuring impact.

7 Tips for Building an Effective Nonprofit Annual Report

NonProfit Hub

By writing an effective report, you can help ensure that your nonprofit has the support it needs in the year to come. The post 7 Tips for Building an Effective Nonprofit Annual Report appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Nonprofits are expected to provide the public with an annual report.

10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness

TechImpact

It seems intuitive, but ensuring you’re sending millennials a text message alert or an email is far more effective than sending them a direct mail. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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How Do You Measure Nonprofit Impact

Connection Cafe

What’s so hard about measuring nonprofit impact? Can you really use the same criteria to measure the effectiveness of a rural food bank that works locally and an internationally renowned art museum located in a major metropolitan area? Author: Guest Blogger.

More Effective Nonprofit Websites in 2 Simple Steps (part 2)

NetWits

Part two of our four part series on Effective Nonprofit Websites. Make sure to read part one if you missed it: Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions.

5 Ways to Achieve Greater Impact & Effectively Communicate Your Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

Do you have a strong sense of effective marketing campaigns to propel your organization to the next level? I have been fortunate to work at a few nonprofit organizations, and there is always a critical need to effectively tell the story. How effective is your organization?

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website

NetWits

It’s official; we launched our new full service creative agency for nonprofits this week – GUIDE Creative – Where we LOVE web design and making effective nonprofit website(s)! — Creating an effective nonprofit website isn’t easy.

5 Common Sense Approaches To Effective Nonprofit Digital Marketing

TechImpact

Being flashy and eye catching is important, but so is effective utilization of the advertising medium. The post 5 Common Sense Approaches To Effective Nonprofit Digital Marketing appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

This conference brings together some of the top minds in nptech and gives attendees a chance to discuss what’s happening across the industry and share best practices for how to work smarter and create bigger, lasting impact with technology.

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What Best Practices Exist in the Nonprofit Sector to Improve Operational Effectiveness and Achieve Greater Impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

In the face of increased accountability pressures, nonprofits are searching for ways to demonstrate their effectiveness (Liket and Maas, 2015). What is considered effective should advance the organizations mission and goals to achieve greater impact.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

Connection Cafe

Today’s guest is Kate Robinson, executive director of the film Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Impact. Kate talked to host Steve MacLaughlin about how nonprofits and social good organizations can use failure to make a bigger impact. Topics Discussed in This Episode: The purpose of Kate’s documentary, Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Impact. The pressure on nonprofits to appear effective. What’s the last thing you failed at? What did you learn from it?