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?

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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.

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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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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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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.

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. Engaging small and rural nonprofits to participate, and. What is impact, and why does it matter?

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.

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. By addressing any of these five community needs, companies will help stem the devastating impact of the pandemic.

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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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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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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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. How philanthropic organizations can align their impact goals with the SDGs. The U.N.

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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Nonprofit Partners may be your Ticket to the Golden Age of Social Impact

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Our generation – those who have grown up with 9/11 memories, women’s marches, LGTBQ advocacy and milestones – have founded Benefit Corporations (B-Corps) like TOMS, launched nonprofit organizations like Period.org, and even won the Nobel Peace Prize for our actions on gender equality and education.

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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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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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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.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

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?. Note from Beth: My colleague, Simon Mainwaring, has launched a new series of online courses “ WeFirst Works ” that help you find your purpose – whether an individual, company, or nonprofit. .

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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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Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP


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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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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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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Tech Impact Heads To The Field To Help Out Favorite Nonprofits


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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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.

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.

Turn Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers Into High Impact Volunteers


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.

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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Your Small Staff Can Make a Big Impact Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Donors may be impressed by the organization’s mission, impact or track record, and they make a contribution. Healthcare Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising bbcon bbcon 2019 p2p fundraising Peer to Peer FundraisingSo, you’ve seen the fundraisers that your friends and organizations are doing on your social media feed. Some are reaching out to friends and family for contributions for a cause they care about.

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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!

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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Tech Impact Helps Nonprofits Open a Door to the Cloud

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Samuels is what nonprofits often refer to as an "accidental techie." He further describes the Office 365 Nonprofit donation program as "a game changer which opens a door to the cloud." Using Tech Impact's Office 365 DIY Migration Workshop.

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. Plan for 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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How can nonprofits leverage volunteer engagement strategies to maximize impact?

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posted by Molly Wagge, Fall 2019 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Many charitable nonprofits rely on the help of volunteers to fulfill their missions. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Why Nonprofits Need to Broaden Their Funding Horizons

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This piece originally appeared in The Right Mix: How Diverse Income Models Influence Giving by the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. This is a dangerous mischaracterization of the role that fundraising plays in supporting and sustaining the work of the nonprofit sector. .

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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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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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