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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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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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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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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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.”

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

Connection Cafe

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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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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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.

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

Connection Cafe

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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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

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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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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.

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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

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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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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

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.

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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.

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Measuring Impact: The First Step

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: How often have those of worked in nonprofits asked the question or been asked the question by funders, “What’s the impact?” The first step is identify what impact might look like as this post explains. “I Maya’s film may have indeed had impact.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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. —

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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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The Business Impact of Twitter

Connection Cafe

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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Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

However, few of us working in the social impact space could admit to utilizing storytelling to its fullest potential. I don’t have to tell anyone who reads Beth’s blog about the value of storytelling.

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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.

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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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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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Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

Read the complete article, "From Outcomes to Impact," by subscribing to the journal for free! ]. The first step in starting to measure your impact is to identify the major outcomes that you want to examine. resources strategy change guestpost impact leaders nten ntenchange

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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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Last-Minute Gift Guide for Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

Supporting real impact. When budgets are small or time is running out, many people turn to Do-It-Yourself options for holiday gifts. I know I’ve done it: from homemade soap to custom spice mixes, it’s fun to create something for people you love.

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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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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? Plan for impact. When developing your plan, match the time and effort needed to the scale of the intended impact. Data – not emotional stories – is how you want to plan for your impact.

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