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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

at Social Sector Accelerator, a member of the Counterpart International Network, has been doing research on this topic: Is it possible to effectively measure the impact such “capacity building” services have?

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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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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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.

The Collective Impact of Love

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Collective Impact of Love guest post by Stefan Lanfer, Barr Foundation. There is a lively debate these days in the nonprofit sector about how the solutions to intractable problems depend on “collective impact” and what it means to be “outcomes-focused.”

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.

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact. So we used a mapping and communications workshop to layout a Theory of Impact and sequencing strategy to help them secure their first major core funder.

How Online Trends in 2016 Will Impact Your Nonprofit

Frogloop

The 2016 Benchmarks Study was recently released and highlights the latest nonprofit trends and strategies with an eye on shifts throughout the past decade. The study is comprised of a diverse mix of 105 nonprofits of various sizes and sectors. The study analyzed 2.8

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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.

What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The opening plenary was hosted by the renowned Usha Menon , past chair of the Resource Alliance and celebrated speaker, connector and consultant to the social impact sector. If you want to see storytelling at its finest, coupled with breathtaking social impact, watch the videos.

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Based on the research, they have launched a platform that helps connect practitioners with tools and resources to tell better stories of impact. I particularly like the sections about how to create a culture of storytelling and measurement.

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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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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Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble

NetWits

Back in March of this year at SXSW I got the chance to spend a few minutes with Chris Noble the “Voltaire&# [ according to him ] of cause marketing. If you don’t know Chris make sure to say Hi to him on Twitter.

The Heart and Soul of Lean Impact: A/B Testing Experiments and Validated Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How are you using experiments, a/b testing, and validated learning to improve your nonprofit’s 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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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.

7 Proven Visual Marketing Ideas for Maximum Facebook Impact

John Haydon

In the article, I’ll share 7 proven visual marketing ideas you can use today for maximum impact on Facebook. […]. The post 7 Proven Visual Marketing Ideas for Maximum Facebook Impact appeared first on John Haydon. Do you want to get more engagement on Facebook?

The day I made an impact

ASU Lodestar Center

There is much talk within the nonprofit sector of how organizations should measure their impact, and there doesn’t really seem to be a right or wrong way to implement a measurement strategy. Just like every donated dime counts, so does every point of impact.

Small nonprofits, big impact

ASU Lodestar Center

What these organizations lack in size, however, they make up for in impact. Consider the impact of payment timing on your grantees’ cash flow. posted by. Anjali Deshmukh , Associate Director. Angela Francis , Senior Associate. Nonprofit Finance Fund. Welcome to Research Friday !

How Political Giving Impacts Nonprofit Donations

Frogloop

A lot of nonprofits question how big election years will impact their fundraising, especially if they are not a C4 or a PAC. They worry that donors will prioritize candidate donations over their nonprofit. A new report by Blackbaud shows that this assumption may be wrong.

ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]

SocialFish

Introducing ROI and the Impact of Social CRM: 12 Forward-Looking Use Cases for Associations. DOWNLOAD ROI and the Impact of Social CRM: 12 Forward-Looking Use Cases for Associations. Our latest white paper is out!

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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.