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Community Insights: Alison Carlman

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  In our second post for our Community Insights series, we spoke to contributor Alison Carlman, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications at GlobalGiving. She’s contributed pieces like Catalyzing a Global Marketplace and GlobalGiving’s Big Bet for Markets for Good in the past – we caught up with her to find out how she became involved with the crowdfunding platform, and …

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Using Data to Drive Donations

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  Online crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular way for nonprofits to reach new donors and enhance fundraising efforts. This exciting format brings with it new opportunities, but also questions about how best to take advantage to raise awareness and important funds for their cause.   Since 2002, the nonprofit GlobalGiving—a global crowdfunding community for nonprofits—has helped more than 6,000 nonprofits fund …

Lucy Bernholz: Let Our Data Define Us, Part II

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In Part I of  “Let Our Data Define Us”, guest blogger Lucy Bernholz charged the social sector to be the standard-bearer for one of biggest issues of our time: how we use data. She continues the thought here and outlines a new definition for the sector at the forefront of taking on our biggest challenges. Ours is a sector that …

Lucy Bernholz: Let Our Data Define Us – Part I

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In this, the first of a two-part post, guest blogger Lucy Bernholz issues a challenge to the social sector: to discover the potential in our data and to change the way we use it . Solutions to shared social challenges should not be proprietary. To achieve our social missions we should share what we know – widely, accessibly, and openly. …