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.

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.

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3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

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According to the Brookings Institute , nonprofit organizations are showing a surging interest in tapping into the capabilities of not only artificial intelligence (AI), but also machine learning (ML) and data analytics.

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Embracing the Point of Impact Together: Outcomes Measurement Tips for Funders and Nonprofits

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One of the most exciting parts of 2017 for me so far has been to see how many nonprofit organizations and foundations are becoming more and more passionate about outcomes measurement. Outcomes Measurement Tips for Nonprofits.

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. 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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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.

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Big Ideas Fuel Meaningful Impact for the Social Good Sector

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Six experts who previously spoke at bbcon, Blackbaud’s annual conference for the social good community , have contributed chapters on what they see as the Big Ideas that nonprofit professionals should be focusing on. It’s time I made a confession: I’m a huge literature nerd.

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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.

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

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I led the panel, “Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits are Leveraging Data” and was joined by Adrian Bordone, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at GuideStar, and Peter York CEO and Chief Innovator at Algorythm.

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Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

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A few months ago, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub. With over 100 tools, approaches and platforms for measuring impact, the process can be overwhelming and time consuming.

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

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Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Here are the top 11 tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.

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Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

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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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Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

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The following article originally appeared in The NonProfit Times Live from bbcon newsletter. Speaking during bbcon 2013, Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits in National Harbor, Md., Measurement is essential to understand your impact.

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Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

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” 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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Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

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Angelika Lipkin is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Higher Logic , a social media and mobile software company for associations and nonprofits. Author: Guest Blogger.

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How can nonprofits embrace technology to achieve social impact?

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posted by Alexa Schnoor Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. By integrating technology to automate and take over a variety of organizational responsibilities such as administrative tasks, a nonprofit and its employees can focus on the mission.

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How Do You Measure Nonprofit Impact

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million nonprofits. What’s so hard about measuring nonprofit impact? GuideStar’s mantra for evaluating nonprofits has always been “You have to compare apples to apples.” Author: Guest Blogger.

Can you hear me now? Inspired Impact!

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Call it outcomes, call it impact, call it whatever you like… But does anyone hear you? Grantmakers are big on understanding the outcomes of our programs so nonprofits find ways to tell them. We are the nonprofit experts. Principle 1 : Plan for impact.

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Build Trust to Increase Impact

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posted by Shannon Bailey Spring 2019 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Nonprofits work in the same way. Nonprofits exist to meet the needs of the people and/or the community they serve. Nonprofits are mission-driven and constituent-focused.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

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Today’s guest is Kate Robinson, executive director of the film Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Impact. Kate talked to host Steve MacLaughlin about how nonprofits and social good organizations can use failure to make a bigger impact. Topics Discussed in This Episode: The purpose of Kate’s documentary, Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Impact. The pressure on nonprofits to appear effective. Podcast learning culture nonprofit transparency

Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP

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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. General financial services Managed Services nonprofit npTech Strategic Partnership

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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. Both of these factors may go a long way towards explaining the donor declines the entire nonprofit industry has experienced in recent years. As a fundraiser, you are well aware of your internal program’s performance metrics.

Small nonprofits, big impact

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Nonprofit Finance Fund. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. million nonprofits in the United States. with expertise in nonprofit finance. posted by.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

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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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How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

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Nonprofits like The Met and Best Friends Animal Society are using Facebook Live to engage donors in powerful and very creative ways. In short, nonprofits can now more deeply connect donors to moments of impact—immediately as they happen! What sort of impact stories matter most?

LinkedIn Changes Could Impact Nonprofit Groups - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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LinkedIn Changes Could Impact Nonprofit Groups - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly :LinkedIn has implemented some new changes into their social network, which may affect how nonprofits use the website, and specifically how groups will function. Nonprofit Tech for Good has highlighted five changes that may have an impact on how nonprofits use LinkedIn.

6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

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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 Millennials Are Making An Impact

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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. However, until this point nonprofit have had a difficult time reaching and engaging with this powerful population.

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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.

How Political Giving Impacts Nonprofit Donations

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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.

Tech Impact Heads To The Field To Help Out Favorite Nonprofits

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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.

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U.N. SDGs: Choosing the Right Goals for Your Organization

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In 2015 all the United Nations member states adopted the impact measurement framework which consists of 17 broad goals, 169 targets and, currently, 232 indicators. Choosing the SDGs that best fit your philanthropic giving organization or nonprofit is a three-part process: 1.

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Turn Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers Into High Impact Volunteers

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Traditional corporate approaches to inspiring employees to create a bigger impact, like giving them more responsibility or compensation, do not work with volunteers. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015. Volunteers give expecting nothing in return.

Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

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Note from Beth: In a report entitled Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data, authors Beth Novek and Daniel Goroff address the challenges of obtaining better, more usable data on the nonprofit sector to match the field’s growing importance.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

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In my last post about nonprofit bots, I discussed the big picture of automation in the nonprofit space and what I learned from the “ The Beth Bot ” experiment. For this post, I did a landscape scan to identify some of the best examples of nonprofit bots.

How Accusations of ‘Financial Mismanagement’ Impact All Fundraisers

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I recently read another “vindication” of a nonprofit that had been subject to a media expose. It’s been disappointing to see that media outlets are less aggressive about reporting the outcome of this investigation than they were of the original, and apparently, false claims — but it’s not the first time we in the nonprofit sector have seen a story like this. There are no perfect nonprofit organizations.

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7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs To Go Mobile - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

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7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs To Go Mobile - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology : "Here are 7 reasons your nonprofit needs to start thinking about making a serious commitment to mobile." 'via via Blog this

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Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

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Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives. I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation, Case Studies, and Workshop

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Last week was the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference and not only did I have the pleasure of presenting a couple sessions, it was also my first NTC as a staffer, as I joined NTEN earlier this month. I had a really wonderful time, and the Community-Driven Social Impact session was terrific!

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

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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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Measuring Impact: The First Step

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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.

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

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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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