Blog posts from July 2018
When it comes to fundraising, the reality is we live an ever-globalized world. Development in Arizona is as much impacted and affected by what is invented in Austria as it is by innovation in Austin, Texas.
A generation ago, economics was known as the rational science. The experts believed that people behaved logically and predictably when making financial decisions. Increase the price of a good and demand goes down. People were predictable in these decisions.
Data is literally everywhere. Every search done on Google or every second spent on LinkedIn is collected and converted to data. According to Internet Live Stats, Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second or 3.5 billion searches per day - that is just one internet platform! Companies are taking enormous amounts of data, analyzing it and translating it into strategic insights. Those insights help make strategic decisions in real time across the entire organizational enterprise. This includes, how they engage with cause partners in corporate social responsibility activities.
Hi there, do-gooders! We know that your heart and mind are in the right place, but how are you leveraging your innate human skills to intuitively develop authentic connections? The social sector is a field challenged with scarce resources and further complicated by competition for critical funding needed for your organization to deliver on its mission. As a leader, you wear many hats and it’s likely the role requires you not only to manage the strategy and operations of your organization, but also demands you participate in key convenings.
With the A/C on full blast and cold brew in hand, it’s hard to think about what awaits us come December. But year-end campaign season–often dubbed “a nonprofit’s most financially rewarding time of the year”–is always on our mind and it’s never too early to get started using the tools you already have: your brand and your donors.
What happens when you bring together an equal number of grant makers and grant recipients, to engage as peers in a reflective dialogue about nonprofit data and evaluation?
When you think about nonprofits and their work, what comes to mind?
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