Tag: Giving and Funding

Podcast: Data Conversation with Laura Callanan

Laura Callanan, Founding Partner at Upstart Co-Lab, talks about driving impact investment and innovation in creative arts and enterprise.

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Are robo-advisors the future of philanthropy?

The financial sector has benefited from tech innovation in the form of  ‘robo-advisors,’ which help individual investors manage their money.  Popularized as an innovative way to democratize investing, these services provide automated, algorithm-based portfolio management advice (in some case supplemented with human advisors). In particular, wealth management tools which augment human advisors through scalable technology, […]

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Why This Data Nerd Isn’t Sold on Effective Altruism

Digital Impact Councilmember Andrew Means says more can be achieved by allocating limited resources across organizations, but who sets the agenda?

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Innovation and Philanthropy Combine for Big Change

With #GivingTuesday now in its fourth year, Kathy Calvin explains that the world of philanthropy is shifting and, with the help of innovation, big change is occurring. Growth in digital communication and technology allows for anyone to become involved in an issue or a cause they believe in. In Calvin’s words, “Philanthropy is being democratized.” […]

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#GivingTuesday: Making the most of the digital data

In part two of a two-part series, Lucy Bernholz shares her thoughts on #GivingTuesday, data, and giving in the digital age.

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How to Engage Your Nonprofit Community in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising This #GivingTuesday

Community engagement is crucial for success in any type of fundraising, especially with peer-to-peer fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising requires connected and engaged supporters who are dedicated to your cause and willing to fundraise on behalf of your nonprofit. With #GivingTuesday around the corner, nonprofits are planning peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to create community engagement. #GivingTuesday is built […]

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#GivingTuesday: Global giving born online

In part one of a two-part series, Lucy Bernholz shares her thoughts on #GivingTuesday, data, and giving in the digital age.

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#GivingTuesday UK

  According to UK Fundraising, 35% of Britons will be donating on #GivingTuesday this year. As a partner, the Markets for Good team were invited down to the Houses of Parliament for a very special announcement. There are already more than 1,100 partners for the campaign this year. At the event, the Charities Aid Foundation, […]

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes in Handling Donor Data

  So much is written every month in various nonprofit publications and blog posts regarding the insights and best practices revolving around fundraising. Virtually all of them are truly insightful and can lead to greater successes.   However, just a few mistakes here and there in the handling of your data can easily decrease your fundraising […]

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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

  What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy?  What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working?   I was thrilled to work with the Brainerd Foundation staff to […]

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