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

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This week is the first anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals —a set of 17 goals and 169 targets to save millions of lives, to protect our planet, and to stop a large range of injustices. The Global Goals are for all us: They’re for our neighbors.

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How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

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In 2015, 193 world leaders came together at the United Nations to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , a universal call to action adopted by all nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. For starters, Berkshire Bank is mapping our existing community investments to the SDGs, including employee volunteerism, so that we can identify which SDGs we’re already supporting and how we may be able to amplify our impact.

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Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

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In 2017, Equal Measures 2030 —an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership—was established in order to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action as a means to drive gender equality and reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. .

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The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

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A specific focus of the organization is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). First, let’s discuss the facts, and, frankly, your motivation: we need $5-$7 trillion every year to drive the Goals to success.

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How a Multi-Sectoral Partnership is Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

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In 2017, Equal Measures 2030 —an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership—was established in order to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action as a means to drive gender equality and reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. .

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Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present us with a great opportunity to address the world’s most pressing issues and, as we are quickly learning, we need to work together across sectors and borders to strengthen our means of implementation. Can we tie these results to a greater impact?

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Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

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This happens all across the sector and aligning grantmaking organizations with their grantee partners has been a challenge at best and at worst has resulted in not being able to measure the outcomes and overall impact of the effort.

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3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

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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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Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

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It’s a big statement, a big goal. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices. You could either think, ‘That is way too big for me to wrap my mind around,’ or you can say, ‘That’s a big goal, and I can do something to move the needle, even by one tick.’.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

In this article, we’re going to share: Why nonprofits are investing in mobile giving to reach their fundraising goals. It’s no secret then that nonprofits are shifting their fundraising strategies towards online campaigns to meet their financial and marketing goals.

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Guest Post on Care2 Frogloop: Designing Campaigns for Impact

Amy Sample Ward

Unfortunately, there are times when we lose focus on our ultimate goals for change and instead fixate on the campaign itself or let a concept for engagement overshadow our real calls to action. But how does it help you move closer to your goal?

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Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives. I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more.

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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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. We ask them what their goals are for outreach and community connection.

My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've had a post in draft for a couple of weeks now about some personal/professional goals or my New Year's resolutions for 2009. I read Chris Brogan's " Your 3 Goals for 2009 " and I loved his process. This is a bonus goal. The number 52 also represents some other goals: .

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Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

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Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days. So I thought I’d share some details on how the exchange worked, and some insights the group learned that helped them increase their impact. What impact did all this have on communities?

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. Many times, nonprofits, especially smaller ones, do not have the resources to hire outside consultants to measure the impact of their programs.

Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Achieve Agenda 2030

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Engaging employees – In order for companies to get their employees on board with initiatives, they need to understand the Sustainable Development Goals. Choosing and concentrating on a small number of initiatives empowers organizations to better track, measure, and make a greater impact.

#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

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IMPACT 2030 is the Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The Sustainable Development Goals are an effective way of keeping us focused on what we can do to preserve our planet and our species.

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Resolve to Improve – 7 Goals for Being Better in 2014

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However, in thinking about our business of Arts and Culture, can we confidently say we put the same rigor towards our organizational goals and objectives? Based on the collaboration and consensus from the visioning exercise, define your goals and actions for the year. Successful organizations are using the following themes to set up their goals: 1. All staff members, regardless of role, need to understand the goals for the year.

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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. What were your goals for engaging with them? How did you modify the game to match your community and goals?

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Game

Amy Sample Ward

Presentation: Community-Driven Social Impact. This is the intersection or overlap of the community’s goals and your organization’s goals. Tags: presentation socialbysocial community building community driven social impact conference event game ncvs social by social social media strategy Today I had the great pleasure and honor of presenting at the National Conference on Service and Volunteering.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. The IMPACT Conference. The IMPACT Conference. The IMPACT Conference / Charlottesville, VA / TBD. It's finally here!

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

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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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Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time


The goal is to provide the public, media outlets and participating organizations with locally vetted information about the hurricane’s impact from those living in the storm's path. Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. —

Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant


Tech Impact’s Anthony Pisapia on left, and Patrick Calihan on right. Neighborhood Builder’s Award Tech Impact’s ITWorks program can continue helping at people like William Kendima achieve more, earn more, and make more change in their community.

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6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

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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. Here are the top 6 trends that will impact the social good sector in 2017: 1.

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation, Case Studies, and Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

I had a really wonderful time, and the Community-Driven Social Impact session was terrific! Let’s start at the beginning: what is “community-driven social impact” anyway? Next, identify what you want to do, what your organizational goals are.

Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

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Impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, and global NPOs come together with the goal of furthering social, environmental, and economically sustainable solutions. Impact investors fund organizations that sell products that lead to positive social outcomes.

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Designing Campaigns for Impact


Unfortunately, there are times when we lose focus on our ultimate goals for change and instead fixate on the campaign itself or let a concept for engagement overshadow our real calls to action. But how does it help you move closer to your goal?

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7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Your plan should include a timeline, a list of the tactics you plan to implement, and a summary of your goals broken down by how they will be achieved. effective digital testing wherever possible, to fine-tune your messaging and maximize its impact with your audience.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities


How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study.

5 Key Takeaways from the Millennial Impact Report — Wave 2

NonProfit Hub

Achieve and The Case Foundation just released their 2016 Millennial Impact Report, which focuses on millennial behavior and attitudes toward social good and cause engagement. Just like advocating, activism is an important step toward accomplishing your nonprofit’s goals.

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Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Regardless of the tool we’re using, the team at MomsRising is committed to deepening and broadening the conversation around public policy issues that impact families in our country. Goals. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo.

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6 Steps to a SMART New Year

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This year, we’re setting ourselves up for success with a monthly goal. For example, January’s goal is cutting out processed foods. February’s goal is giving up simple carbs. March’s goal is eliminating wheat. What about goals that impact your job?

Lessons on Policymakers, Gender Equality, and Data

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Outcomes + Impact Social Good 2030 Equal Measures 2030 gender equality SDGs Sustainable Development Goals

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Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

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Note from Beth: In a report entitled Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data, authors Beth Novek and Daniel Goroff address the challenges of obtaining better, more usable data on the nonprofit sector to match the field’s growing importance.

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The day I made an impact

ASU Lodestar Center

There is much talk within the nonprofit sector of how organizations should measure their impact, and there doesn’t really seem to be a right or wrong way to implement a measurement strategy. Just like every donated dime counts, so does every point of impact.

4 Steps to Implementing Your Social Change Strategy: A Case Study with SEFCU

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Learn more about outcomes measurement in the free white paper: “The Point of Impact: Empowering Champions for a Better World”. And other funders may focus on particular areas of importance, like education, but in general they ask few questions regarding the impact of their contributions.

SocialCoding4Good: Mobilizing Technology and Volunteerism for Transformative Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

While working alongside corporate social responsibility and innovation teams was part of our initial long-term vision, the immediate interest and active participation from the likes of Cisco, Google, HP, ThoughtWorks, and VMware has been tremendous, with very real impact. It turns out that leading tech companies are eager to have skills-based volunteer opportunities for their employees, especially those that advance social and humanitarian goals.

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MuseumCamp 2014: Experiments in Social Impact Assessment

Museum 2.0

This year, the theme was social impact assessment, or measuring the immeasurable. The goal was to explore new ways to measure "immeasurable" social outcomes like connectedness, pride, and civic action. You run a program. It changes kids'' lives.

New Book Shows You How To Set A Goal And Then Reach That Goal

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Monday, January 17, 2011 New Book Shows You How To Set A Goal And Then Reach That Goal Social psychologist, Heidi Grant Halvorson, wrote Succeed to help you understand how goals work, what tends to go wrong, and what you can do to reach your goals or to help others reach theirs.

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