Tag: Capacity Building

Digital Literacy: A Core Capacity for 21st Century Nonprofits

Over the last twenty years nonprofit organizations have gotten steadily better at financial management, communications, and evaluation. For many organizations these are now core capacities. Such changes were driven by several factors, and in turn have informed and helped drive the impact investment movement, social media for good efforts, and collective evaluation and evidence-based decision […]

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Digital Security for Civil Society

Listen to Lucy Bernholz, Josh Levy, and Kate McKenney discuss challenges, strategies, and processes for creating a strong practice and culture of data security at nonprofits and foundations.  Every nonprofit, foundation, and civil society organization is now digitally dependent, and managing digital resources safely, ethically and effectively is a core competency for these organizations. Digital security […]

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Three Concepts of Social Sector Transformation

Alix Dunn, co-founder of The Engine Room, defines three concepts of transformation in the social sector and explains how they’re connected.

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The Happy, Healthy Data Nerd: Using Data to Support Wellbeing

The authors of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit share tips on how to leverage data to achieve your wellness goals.

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Expanding the Social Impact Measurement Toolkit

Andrew Means wants social sector data practitioners to take a more open-minded perspective toward alternate data methodologies.

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Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

Most organizations seek to focus the majority of their spending on programs and services, with the result that infrastructure like IT is often neglected. It can be difficult to see any advantages of investments in technology until after entire systems have been implemented and integrated, but the disadvantages of inefficient IT can negatively impact the […]

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Measuring What Matters: A Hub for Impact Reporting Tools

Measuring what matters is a persistent challenge for a social entrepreneur. The emerging field of impact investing has increased demands on social entrepreneurs to report both financial and impact metrics to their investors. Social enterprises also need to track a variety of internal metrics that help them hone their products and operations. With an already […]

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Jake Garcia

Jake Garcia, VP for Data and Technology Strategy at Foundation Center, talks about building and leveraging data science skills in the social sector.

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#GivingTuesday: The Origins

Asha Curran, one of #GivingTuesday’s chief architects asks, “How best to gestate a movement like this and take it to scale, creatively, and responsibly?”

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