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From Data Deluge to Impactful Decisions: Mastering Data in Grantmaking


Applications, proposals, progress reports, impact metrics – the data collected throughout the grantmaking lifecycle is vast and ever-growing. Strong data governance and data management can help grantmakers navigate the overwhelming amount of information available. Grantmakers are swimming in a sea of information.

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Top Ten Data Challenges (And Solutions) for Associations

Association Analytics

Older models tended to be AMS-centric, leading to siloed data, static reports, and that trapped feeling. 4: Nobody Wants to Own Data Governance Challenge : Do you have a set of rules that nobody seems to follow? Or, did a brave soul volunteer to work on data governance only to find themselves restricted by those in higher positions?


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Navigating Nonprofit Data Warehouses: A Comprehensive Guide

DNL OmniMedia

Additionally, this makes it a breeze to provide past impact reports and future projections for grant proposals. Secure board buy-in for hiring a consultant by presenting them with your purposes for working with a consultant, your proposed budget for doing so, and the ROI you expect to see from the engagement. Review their proposals.

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The Unrecognized Risk of Status Quo Problem-Solving Skills for Grantmakers


The Funder’s Role in Risk Funders—by which I mean donors, foundations, impact investors, and government agencies that grant financial support—disincentivize risk in a few ways. Many funders want to wait to see how new models, programs, and leaders will perform, and they often require other funders to buy in before they will.

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Philanthropy Delivers New Promise of Quality Education for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Governments in developing countries are thinking seriously about how to provide quality secondary education, noted Gallucci and Roy, yet less known are which interventions are economical and will increase demand, access, and retention. This is where philanthropy comes in.

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The Ultimate Guide to Accounting Software for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Although the most popular accounting software products- like QuickBooks and SAP- handle the needs of businesses in many industries, nonprofits have a unique business model and accounting standards and require different features and functionality from accounting software. by donors, grantors, governing boards, or by law.???.

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COVID-19 and the nonprofit response: Social enterprise?

ASU Lodestar Center

I propose a careful exploration of social enterprise strategies is a matter of relevance and survival for small nonprofits in low-income communities, as they cannot rely on their constituents for a high level of donations or otherwise support. Understand the financial resources needed to engage in a social enterprise approach.

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