4 Characteristics of High Impact Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

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?

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Announcing the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact

Connection Cafe

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.

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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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Big Ideas Fuel Meaningful Impact for the Social Good Sector

Connection Cafe

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. Social Good #bbcon big data Big Ideas donor-centric fundraising fundraising Outcomes + Impact technology

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Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

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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Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. Social enterprise. Technology. Contemplation.

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Telling Your Impact Story with Donor Statements

Connection Cafe

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.

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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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Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

Connection Cafe

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.

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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 Goals

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Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Gratitude in Healthcare

Connection Cafe

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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Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

Connection Cafe

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.

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

Connection Cafe

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?

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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

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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Reel Impact

NCE Social Media

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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Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

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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

Can you hear me now? Inspired Impact!

Connection Cafe

Call it outcomes, call it impact, call it whatever you like… But does anyone hear you? Here is a quick summary to guide you and your board of directors on the journey to inspired impact. Principle 1 : Plan for impact. Now, publish your impact statement.

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Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP

TechImpact

Tech Impact’s overarching mission continues […]. The post Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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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.

Platform Power: Scaling Impact

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I value platforms for their power to scale impact. When we created an exhibition with 100 community members impacted by the foster care system, it took almost a year to recruit, convene, open up, explore, and create the products and the trust to build those products well.

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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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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Build Trust to Increase Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Nurturing these stakeholder relationships in pursuit of mission will increase performance and strongly enhance impact. Organizations wishing to increase impact should use the acronym TRACE to build trust into their organizational culture.

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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How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

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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 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.

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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Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

How do you demonstrate tangible impact so they don’t think of you as a form of entertainment but rather as an essential part of the community? Check out our latest infographic below on the impact a donation to an arts organization makes on the local community.

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UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Moreover, the students’ feedback on this pilot project will be instrumental in helping us make an even bigger impact with future volunteers. I’m delighted to share with you today a wonderful success story from our Volunteer Program.

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

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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.

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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Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant

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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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The Business Impact of Twitter

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The following post is an excerpt from Constant Contact's "The Business Impact of Twitter: It’s Come a Long Way [New Data]" by Josh Mendelsohn , originally posted October 20, 2011. Author: Guest Blogger.

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The Impact of Millennials on Software Adoption

SocialFish

Something you mentioned earlier was the impact of social media on this landscape. Maddie Grant, co-founder of Culture That Works , was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series to share her insight on the intersection of sales, marketing, and technology.

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How Millennials Are Making An Impact

TechImpact

They have been described as many as the next great generation who will make a major impact on the nation’s economy, workforce, and inevitably, the nonprofit sector. Image courtesy of The Millennial Impact. The Millennial is defined as anyone between the age range of 34-15.

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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? Community-Driven Social Impact – 11NTC.

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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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

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.

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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Guest Post on Care2 Frogloop: Designing Campaigns for Impact

Amy Sample Ward

campaigns issues goals impact metrics strategyThis is my guest post on Care2′s Frogloop blog. You can visit the original post and comment there, or see the repost in full below.

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