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A $47 Billion Opportunity

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  Over the past five years, I’ve had the privilege of talking with scores of people about how and why they engage in philanthropy. In the course of these conversations, I’ve been struck by a real and important tension. While we speak passionately and sincerely about the importance of giving, most donors’ giving does not change much from year to …

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The Role of Data in your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

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  In both its volume and accessibility, big data has had all kinds of implications for the way nonprofits operate—from internal processes to volunteer recruitment to fundraising. But what I find most interesting (maybe unsurprisingly, considering my title) about data’s integration into the nonprofit world is the way it can be used to augment that most powerful of marketing tools—the …

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Growing Impact By Investing in Networks

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  Foundations are increasingly investing time, effort, and money into building networks in order to better achieve their goals and leverage resources. In several instances, smaller foundations have been able to increase their funding by working with other funders as network partners.   In ‘Investing in Networks Grows Impact’, Madeleine Taylor examines this growing trend to see whether this approach …

Faster, Smarter Nonprofit Financial Analysis, Part II

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In Part I of this two-part look at financial analysis for nonprofits, Rebecca Thomas gave insight into the “why” of financial statement literacy. Continuing here, she uses Financial SCAN as an example to share what can be achieved when financial analysis becomes a regularly used tool among others in the box. (Financial SCAN is a product that combines GuideStar data …

Rebecca Thomas: Faster, Smarter Nonprofit Financial Analysis, Part I

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It’s worth taking the time to learn to “speak” with numbers, writes  Rebecca Thomas, noted financial planning and management consultant expert for nonprofits and foundations. Part I of II. Understanding and unearthing  insights about a nonprofit organization’s financial dynamics, strengths and weaknesses can be skills-intensive and time-consuming.  But, avoiding it means that the lack of a dependable, objective method to …