Category: Profiles

A $47 Billion Opportunity

  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 […]

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Community Insights: Alison Carlman

  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 […]

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The Speed of Light – Helping to Spread Some Sunshine

  Imagine new supporters donating to your cause every week. People who have been contacted by a friend and inspired to donate who then go on to ask their network of contacts to do the same.   Imagine a corporate partnership where each month they can show the impact of their support on their website […]

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The Next Big Transformation in Development Aid?

  I will start with a confession: I believe in development aid. I like that governments and institutions are committed to help those less fortunate than me and the way that this is formalised in overseas development aid (ODA).[1] I have the privilege of working for Integrity Action, an organisation that works in developing and […]

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The Role of Data in your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

  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 […]

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The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 Has Been Introduced

  In our latest profile, Hudson Hollister from the Data Transparency Coalition talks about the introduction of the Financial Transparency Act, and how the availability of Open Data impacts investors, regulators and the financial industry.   Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and Jared Polis (D-CO) held a press conference three weeks ago to announce the […]

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SolarAid’s Impact Calculator: What Impact Will My Donation Make?

    We are very excited at SolarAid at the creation of an impact calculator on our website where donors can type in the amount they wish to give and our calculator provides the impact it will have. Give it a go yourself here.   Most fundraising uses activities or items from a budget line […]

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Do Good Data 2015: Recap

https://storify.com/MarketsForGood/do-good-data-2015-recap [View the story “Do Good Data 2015: Recap” on Storify]

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Catalyzing a Global Marketplace

  In 2002 we began to build an online funding bridge between passionate individual donors—people whose gifts are often seen as too small to be meaningful—and smaller organizations whose impact has been all too easy to ignore because of their size or remoteness of their work.   Today that funding bridge has turned into a […]

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An Interview with Solution Practitioners

  As many of you know, we spent much of last week at the Skoll World Forum, enjoying remarkable speeches from the likes of Jeff Skoll, Jaqueline Novogratz, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many more. Behind the scenes, we were able to conduct a private interview with the team behind The Resilience Exchange, a new online […]

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