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. When a prospective donor is presented with a capital project during a feasibility study, the overwhelming comments are not about the square footage but are more focused on the impact.

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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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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. However, the struggle for many in the healthcare space is taking the data we have (usually medical or case notes) and translating it into socially-focused results and impact, while protecting patient’s HIPAA rights.

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

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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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 –.

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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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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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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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.

3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

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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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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.

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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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. In this episode, you’ll hear from Tiffany Washington, Impact and Integration Lead at DTE Energy, and Alexis Fish, Senior Business Analyst at Blackbaud who helps advise customers on impact measurement. How philanthropic organizations can align their impact goals with the SDGs. The U.N.

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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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 167: The Impact of AI on Philanthropy

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In science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often depicted as threatening to humans. But in reality, the science of AI can be used for any number of helpful purposes. What are the implications of this technology in the social good sector?

Can the collective impact methodology accelerate the church’s mission?

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Their potential to impact significantly the social challenges that plague our cities is extraordinary. Collective Impact is a methodology designed to facilitate cross-sector collaborations in order to move the needle on important issues. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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. The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest national gathering of student leaders, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit staff committed to engaging students in service, activism, politics, advocacy, and other socially responsible work.

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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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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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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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.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation & Game

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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

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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.

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. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Background on Blackbaud’s 2019 Accountable Impact Study. Listen Now: Resources: 2019 Blackbaud Accountable Impact Study.

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.

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. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program.

How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

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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.

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

Jed Emerson: Steady Returns With Social Impact

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Jed's just published a new article in Forbes.com entitled Steady Returns With Social Impact. It's called impact investing. Tags: impact investing blended value Jed Emerson REDF Last week I was in New York City and had the opportunity to meet with many interesting people (and got lots of ideas). One key connection was with Jed Emerson. Ten years ago, Jed was the head of REDF, the famous social enterprise foundation in San Francisco.

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Leveraging Impact through Technology (LIT)

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This last September, Benetech won a 3 million dollar award over one year from OSEP for a project we call Leveraging Impact through Technology, or, very appropriately, LIT. The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is today, December 3rd.

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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. Last month, I sat in the back of a meeting room at the MAH and watched something extraordinary happen. Our county board of supervisors had brought their official meeting to the museum.