4 Characteristics of High Impact Philanthropy

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High impact philanthropy. High impact may mean more reach and scale with your giving, having a more lasting and sustainable effect on your mission, preventing something from happening altogether, etc. So how do you prepare yourself and organization for higher impact philanthropy? What areas are you trying to impact? This is a necessary component for achieving high impact, but it’s often overlooked.

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Elevating Community Impact Through Healthcare Philanthropy

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For years, the fear has been donors will not support non-traditional community impact initiatives. However, the reality is this is likely more about asking than interest : most organizations are not asking donors to support community impact initiatives, but philanthropists – from foundations to individuals – appear to care about these issues and welcome a shift. Philanthropists look for a return on investment and want to see the impact of their gift.

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Community Impact: Using Patient Data to Measure Program Success

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As I am sure we all have heard over the past few years (or maybe much longer), we need to demonstrate the results of our programs and tell our organization’s impact story in order to update our board, grow our donor base and develop new programs.

4 bbcon 2019 Takeaways to Help You Maximize Your Foundation’s Impact in 2020

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In this post, I’ll highlight four of the key takeaways identified by our attendees as being the most critical to positioning their foundations for greater impact in 2020. bbcon Takeaway #3: Impact measurement must be baked into the culture of your foundation . What is impact, and why does it matter? Because the world of philanthropy is transforming; impact measurement is your organization’s ability to track, report, and – most importantly –.

Announcing the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact

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Today, we announced the newly minted Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. Enter the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact, an initiative that will drive groundbreaking research and insights to equip a thriving social good sector for impact. Nonprofit News #bbcon Blackbaud Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact philanthropy Social Good

Nonprofit Impact Report: How to Visually Communicate Your Impact

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This is why nonprofit impact reporting is so important. Whether you’re keeping donors updated, presenting a case to internal stakeholders or creating an annual report design that speaks to stakeholders, demonstrating impact plays a key role in nonprofit communications. .

Exploring Data for Impact

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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. They desperately need to use data better and multiply its impact, but they rarely have the skills or infrastructure to do so effectively. The world is undergoing a data revolution, and the social sector is no exception.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 129: Measuring Impact on the SDGs

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member states to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet, provide a common roadmap for organizations to measure impact. How philanthropic organizations can align their impact goals with the SDGs. The U.N.

All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

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At the forefront of strategies is impact investing. From the plenary speech alone, it was clear how much the impact investing field has evolved. Access to capital has been growing over the past ten years, and international collaboration is increasing in order to build a stronger infrastructure to support impact investing. 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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Telling Your Impact Story with Donor Statements

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Donor statements can help you inform donors about the breadth of impact their donations have made, leading them to feel good about their choice to donate to your organization, and trust that any possible future gift will be handled the same. Something to be included to help personalize the impact of your donors, but not the focus of the story itself. An example given is to show them how many people gave a similar amount as they did and what the impact was from that.

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Big Ideas Fuel Meaningful Impact for the Social Good Sector

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Whether they help you retarget your donor outreach, streamline your technology systems, or tell more powerful stories, they will help you focus your work to have the most impact. One thing’s for sure—our social good sector can always use more people who are ready to think big, work smarter, and create more meaningful impact. Social Good #bbcon big data Big Ideas donor-centric fundraising fundraising Outcomes + Impact technology

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5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

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But beyond these basics, many companies are providing financial relief with charitable dollars for their impacted workforce. Companies have identified global NGO’s such as Americares , World Health Organization , CDC Foundation and Project HOPE for their philanthropic response and local hospital foundations to impact communities within their footprints. By addressing any of these five community needs, companies will help stem the devastating impact of the pandemic.

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. How can we measure impact without it becoming a burden on our grantee partners who have to report to all their funders? In the end, what is our impact on people’s lives—what and how have they improved?

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Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

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Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Boulder and seeing the winter beauty of the place right after a big snowfall as well as of connecting with many people excited about social impact. Chuck and Jerry Colonna hosted a reception at Boulder’s Impact Hub (such a cool organization, I am a founding member of the San Francisco Impact Hub) to connect me with the tech community in Boulder. Social enterprise. Technology. Contemplation.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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!

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

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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.” While it’s true that each social good organization has its own unique starting point when it comes to deepening its approach to tracking and measuring outcomes and impact, this is a journey best taken together.

Targeted Impact: Episode 3 Recap with Sean Kosofsky

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We sat down with nonprofit expert Sean Kosofsky to answer your most pressing questions about engaging members, growing membership and fundraising. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 135: Accountable Impact: A Model for Sustainable Mission Growth

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This is accountable impact. Listen in get an inside look at the 2019 Blackbaud Accountable Impact Study and to hear these experts discuss challenges and best practices around adopting a culture of accountable impact to drive support for your mission.

Is Your Impact Strategy About the Journey or the Destination?

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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. How do today’s results-focused giving leaders view social impact strategy? Two-Way Communication : Funders and nonprofits focused on impact know that communication is key.

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

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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

Driving CSR Impact & Innovation: 5 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Social Innovation Summit

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Nimrod Elmish from Cardboard Technologies proved that sustainability, social impact, and profitability go hand in hand , creating a new local industry that breathes new life into recycled products. Get even more tips about increasing your company’s impact by visiting corporations.blackbaud.com. Outcomes + Impact Social Good corporate social responsibility csr ESG Social Innovation SummitInnovation.

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What are the best strategies to create high learning impact modules

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Here are ways to create effective strategies for high learning impact modules Carefully planned training programs are a must if organizations want to maximize their returns on learning technology.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself.

Targeted Impact: Episode 6 Recap with Katie Appold

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We sat down with nonprofit expert Katie Appold to answer your most pressing questions about nonprofit branding and marketing. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Gratitude in Healthcare

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But, think of the impact gratitude can have on clinicians and the cultural health of healthcare systems. When physicians accept gratitude from patients, they are reminded of the positive impact they are making. In philanthropy, and especially healthcare philanthropy, we talk about grateful patients frequently. However, are we talking enough about gratitude and the role it plays in healthcare and healing?

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

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The decisions we make today—whether in regards to how we treat our planet, how we create opportunities, or how we deal with inequalities—directly impact the kind of world we’ll leave for those that come after us. Social Good Global Goals IMPACT 2030 SDGs Sustainable Development GoalsThis 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.

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Reel Impact

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Are you using video and movies to share your story? Is it on YouTube or Vimeo ? Are you combining still photos together with music or a voice over on MS Movie Maker ? Are you using Miro or Ustream or any other of the multitude of sites that allow you to share videos online? This video from FilmAid briefly explains how you can use film (and video) to educate and move people to action. You can learn more here and here.

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Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

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Jamie Forbes of Opus Advisers and Alexandra Urbanowski of New Hampshire Public Radio helped attendees understand the value of building a brand within the nonprofit space and how it can impact fundraising. Measurement is essential to understand your impact. The following article originally appeared in The NonProfit Times Live from bbcon newsletter. To subscribe to a future newsletter, visit [link]. Branding is more than just a logo.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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My mantra for fundraisers is: Do something today to impact revenue, response, and retention. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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

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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

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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As the for-profit prison industry has increasingly relied on immigration enforcement and detention to drive their profits, Grassroots Leadership has responded by increasing our scrutiny of for-profit immigrant detention and its impact on families and communities.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

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There are many elements of your donation pages that can be adjusted to test their impact on the form’s conversion rates, including the headline, photos or images, and the number and layout of fields in the form. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

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Author: Guest Blogger. What’s the sure fire way to make certain your constituents continue to volunteer for your cause – ensure they are emotionally invested to the organization. Allowing your volunteers to be able to find other volunteers through your online directory, post messages about their upcoming events, blog about their experiences, and share pictures within your community site, empowers them to be more committed to the cause and yields higher fundraising for your foundation!

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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. case studies 11ntc case study cdsi community community driven social impact interview workshop

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

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To enhance impact, foundations and nonprofits should leverage their data through platforms like Guidestar, Algorhythm, and Blackbaud Outcomes. How can we all agree that we are running towards the same impacts? This process can clear up misunderstanding and silos between funder and nonprofits to increase the impact of their partnerships.

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Targeted Impact: Episode 5 Recap with Rich Vallaster

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We sat down with events expert Rich Vallaster to answer your most pressing questions about virtual events and trade shows. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Game

Amy Sample Ward

Presentation: Community-Driven Social Impact. 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. I had a 90-minute workshop which was broken into two parts: a bit of presentation, and a bit of game time.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

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This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. Other factors could include the increased distance from the momentum of the 2016 election, or the impact of tax changes on donors. Facebook has finally begun to make an impact on nonprofit revenue, particularly through Facebook Fundraisers.

Econ 201: Macro Influences Impacting Micro Fundraising

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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. Changes in average gift sizes, donor retention rates, and revenue can all be tracked back to changes in your campaign strategies.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

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effective digital testing wherever possible, to fine-tune your messaging and maximize its impact with your audience. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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Targeted Impact: Episode 2 Recap With Nancy Settle-Murphy

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We sat down with Nancy Settle-Murphy, virtual meeting expert, to answer your most pressing questions about virtual meetings and events. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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? Community-Driven Social Impact – 11NTC.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Workshop at Amplified Leicester

Amy Sample Ward

This morning I had the great pleasure and honor to present at Amplified Leicester about Community-Driven Social Impact, and run a short strategy-building workshop. Community-Driven Social Impact for Amplified Leicester.

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