Gratitude + Philanthropy = A Truly Inspired Grateful Patient Experience

Connection Cafe

We’ve been talking about having a “culture of philanthropy” in the not-for-profit world for a very long time. Download this worksheet to determine the culture of philanthropy at your organization. . We have so many fabulous programs here that our friends support.

5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

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As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on and continues to cause distress, corporations are being entrusted – and expected – to lead the way to support and help solve the world’s most pressing issues.

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5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

2016 was a record-setting year for philanthropy, with Americans donating more than $373 billion and communities across the globe setting new standards for #GivingTuesday. The Philanthropy Outlook from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects a 3.6

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

Connection Cafe

The largest theme that is constant in disaster philanthropy is partnership. whether to go beyond the foundation’s area of expertise), deciding how flexible to make their support, and finally allocating staff. Click here to read part 1 of this series.

Philanthropy Is a Leadership Issue

Connection Cafe

If you are like one of the nonprofit leaders in the study, you will love Philanthropy by the Numbers from Blackbaud’s npEXPERTS. Philanthropy is a leadership issue. It would be nice to have a strategic plan first, then create a fundraising plan to support it.

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 1

Connection Cafe

Woodruff Foundation was the need to evaluate where the immediate response funding was going, and identify other areas where aid was needed and they could support. Foundations Center of Disaster Philanthropy disaster fundraising Disaster Philanthropy grantmaking

The Critical Role of Healthcare Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

Disruption to the normal business model, for many, impacts cash flow and reduces revenue. The tradition continued during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic that saw countless hospitals bolstered by philanthropy. Today we are seeing a similar groundswell of support and determination. .

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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 .

Presentation: Social Media & Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

This morning I had the great opportunity to present to the Next Generation Philanthropy course, a part of Institute for Philanthropy, here in London. Social Media & Philanthropy. Tags: presentation foundations philanthropy social by social social media

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, I had the terrific opportunity to participate on a panel at the US launch event for “Philanthropy and Social Media”, a whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy and The Indigo Trust. Philanthropy has been able to move into the real time web, too.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

Connection Cafe

Let’s talk about impact. . Like other areas of disaster philanthropy we’ve explored, how you measure the outcomes of the contributions your organization has made greatly depends on the timing of such funding or donations.

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization.

Are Millennial Runners Influenced by Philanthropy?

Connection Cafe

Millennials (born 1980-2000) now account for more than a quarter of the nation’s population, which speaks to their profound ability to change the norms of the workplace, philanthropy, culture, technology, recreation and societal behavior—including the sport of running.

2018’s Top Trends in Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

From another record-breaking #GivingTuesday to the power of women’s philanthropy, 2018 has been a year replete with new movements and all-time highs. Clearly, there’s a significant return on investment to be made by taking the steps to turn first-time givers into lasting supporters.

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Can Happiness Impact Philanthropy?

Frogloop

Happiness is a better indicator of philanthropy than wealth is. Philanthropy is less dependent on the size of the bank account than on matters of the heart. And we shouldn't be surprised.

5 Corporate Philanthropy Benefits (and How You Can Achieve Them)

Givinga

Corporate philanthropy benefits not only the community but your company and its employees as well. As society shifts toward more prominent social, environmental, and economic responsibility, the importance of corporate philanthropy has increased as well.

[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Our eyes were opened to the Overhead Myth, and we were forced to take a hard look at the impact of years of shortchanging ourselves. We got real about the need for a culture that fosters awareness for philanthropy’s role inside and outside our walls.

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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.

Three Reasons Why It’s Necessary for Philanthropy to Engage Black Americans

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of Americans are non-Hispanic whites , Americans of color still struggle for their voice in many areas of society, namely philanthropy. So, here are my top three reasons nonprofits need to engage African American donors for support: #1: If You Ask, You Will Receive.

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.

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

Connection Cafe

The word philanthropy is derived from the Greek meaning “love of humanity”. Enter: A Culture of Philanthropy. A culture of philanthropy is a set of organizational values and practices that support and nurture development within a nonprofit organization.

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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Philanthropy Delivers New Promise of Quality Education for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This topic was center-stage at this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum. I had the opportunity to speak with both Gallucci and Roy about this unique funder collaborative and more specifically about how the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education would measure the impact of their investments. This is where philanthropy comes in. Educating girls especially makes for long-term positive impact.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

Givinga

Both the three Cs and the three Ps are influenced by corporate philanthropy, a trend that will escalate in 2019 as workplace giving becomes an even more important business driver. The most successful companies in the marketplace have already recognized the importance of corporate philanthropy.

What Mesh Businesses Should Support Philanthropy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Laura Efurd sent this tweet during Lisa Gansky’s discussion of the mesh concept at the GEO Growing Social Impact in a Networked World conference. A number of standard philanthropy business processes, like financial due diligence, come to mind.

How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

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As we celebrate Global Goals Week , a time dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring action in support of the SDGs during the United Nations General Assembly, I can’t help but think of the progress that has been made, the work that still needs to be done and the untapped potential of small and medium enterprises (SME) everywhere.

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Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

Today, employees and consumers are demanding corporate responsibility with both their wallets and their choice of employers: 87 percent of US consumers prefer to purchase from brands that support causes they care about. ². Corporate Philanthropy Drives Business Results.

Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

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In philanthropy, the donor stewardship process begins with a donor’s first gift—the end point of the cultivation stage—and is a vital component of your donor retention strategy. Here are five essential steps to guiding donors to the next level of support for your cause: 1.

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

Connection Cafe

We are creating, thriving and demanding more from our favorite brands, our employers, and our government during what might just be the Golden Age of Social Impact. The keyword here is partnership , which transcends grantmaking or “checkbook philanthropy”.

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Fostering Innovation and Enterprise: Thoughts on supporting the sector from #giveandtech

Amy Sample Ward

I’m quite excited to participate in The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development Conference in London, UK, put on by Indigo Trust , Institute for Philanthropy and the Omidyar Network. Lessons and Opportunities for Supporting Technology Innovation.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

They play a convening role in the community and engage community members in philanthropy to address pressing local issues. We’ve invested significantly from day one in all of our communications tools, but with a deep emphasis on our technology first to support our fund holders.”. “At

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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 a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

NonProfit Hub

The word philanthropy is derived from the Greek meaning “love of humanity”. Enter: A Culture of Philanthropy. Underdeveloped defines a culture of philanthropy as a set of organizational values and practices that support and nurture development within a nonprofit organization.

Mobilizing Impact at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

“Mobilizing for Impact.” Through this three-year project—made possible with support from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind as well as India’s adoption of a new copyright exception for people with print disabilities —we will pilot Bookshare International at scale in India.

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Physicians and Philanthropy: Make it Easy and Make It Quick

Connection Cafe

Physicians describe this as being attentive to the uniqueness of each person and their lives, particularly about how the clinical situation impacts the patients’ worlds. The culture of the healthcare institution reflects the support of physicians, despite severe financial restraints.

5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data

Connection Cafe

2018 was a record-setting year for philanthropy – from the massive fundraising effort in June around reuniting families (setting a record on Facebook) to a 10% increase in average gift amount YOY for #GivingTuesday, as reported by Blackbaud. Outcomes and Impact.

A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

Connection Cafe

It’s time for a frank discussion on the role each and every one of us—from leadership to board, database managers to finance teams—can and must play to foster an open, innovative culture of philanthropy.

Small nonprofits, big impact

ASU Lodestar Center

What these organizations lack in size, however, they make up for in impact. Nonetheless, small organizations need a range of key supports, and they often have a hard time securing them. Small organizations often need more than just governance and fundraising support from the board.

Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

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CAF America launched the IGS last year around the shared belief that international philanthropy can, and should be, a powerful force in our effort to address the world’s most pressing issues. I had the opportunity to participate on the panel, “Monitoring & Impact Measurement.

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4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

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With so many moving parts and new considerations for philanthropic organizations, it is more important than ever to understand where you want to drive impact, and the specific ways you can get there. Takeaway #3: Impact m easurement is no longer an option. .

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

Rachel Hutchisson, the Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy and Citizenship at Blackbaud and I recently had a conversation on this topic for their Champions for Social Good podcast. Data philanthropy stands to be the most transformational advancement in solving social problems.

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Research Friday: Generosity Expanded: The Impact!

ASU Lodestar Center

In 2010, we gave nearly $300 billion in support of a wide variety of charitable causes—3.8 This level of increased global philanthropy is worth a further look. This support consists of four sources: U.S. government aid, capital investment, philanthropy and remittances.

Building Windows in Philanthropy: 4 Benefits of a Culture of Transparency

Connection Cafe

Today, philanthropies are at a similar impasse, but the call for transparency isn’t a completely new phenomenon. Philanthropies can use social media to connect and interact directly with constituents. Donor statements are a great way to build trust with those who support your mission.