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.

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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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.”

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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Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

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.

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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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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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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Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant

TechImpact

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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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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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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Tech Impact Heads To The Field To Help Out Favorite Nonprofits

TechImpact

The people at Tech Impact have great jobs, they get to work with a wide array of nonprofits and cooperate on a myriad of causes, but it’s not often they get to get out in the field to get their hands dirty. Blog Leadership Social Tech cradles-to-crayons donation making an impact volunteering

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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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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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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.

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

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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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.

Care2 Awards Eighth Annual Impact Award to GREY2K USA

Frogloop

Care2 is pleased to announce the winner of the eighth annual Care2 Impact Award

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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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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

6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

Connection Cafe

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

VisionLink

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. —

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.

How Accusations of ‘Financial Mismanagement’ Impact All Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

Even if it’s found that the criticism was unmerited, the reputation of a single organization – and the entire segment – still is impacted. My brief review of this situation leads me to three important conclusions that impact every fundraiser: Negative media coverage of a single nonprofit organization can affect any of us. I recently read another “vindication” of a nonprofit that had been subject to a media expose.

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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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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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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. Highlight Their Impact. Of the remaining participants, nine percent believed they could make no impact at all.

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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.

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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Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

What criteria should nonprofits consider before accepting a social impact investment? As a result, an emerging method of investment, called social impact investment, has investors monitor the outcomes produced by their donations while simultaneously producing profit from their investment.

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.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” In other words, the human element is always going to be important, but perhaps there are ways that we can use bots to make our nonprofits smarter about achieving impact versus automating a task. My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

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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Sharing Your Story: How to Engage Donors with the Philanthropic Impact of Their Gift

Connection Cafe

It’s simple—regularly communicate the impact that your donors have already created. It might seem too easy, but research shows that donors want to know 1) how their gift was used and 2) what impact it had. Stories perfectly illustrate impact in action.

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National Development Council uses Tech Impact Services to Stay Connected While Working On The Go

TechImpact

Those organizations include the New York City based National Development Council (NDC), which works with low income communities across the country to secure the funds needed to maintain and improve infrastructure, housing, and commercial … Continued The post National Development Council uses Tech Impact Services to Stay Connected While Working On The Go appeared first on Tech Impact. Our Impact

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Tech Impact Helps Path Point Stay Out in Front With Office 365

TechImpact

Path Point helps people with disabilities or other disadvantages lead fulfilling lives by providing work training programs and other resources that allow them to become valuable resources in their … Continued The post Tech Impact Helps Path Point Stay Out in Front With Office 365 appeared first on Tech Impact. Our Impact

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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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Econ 201: Macro Influences Impacting Micro Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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.