October 21, 2016
Laura Callanan, Founding Partner at Upstart Co-Lab, talks about driving impact investment and innovation in creative arts and enterprise.
September 22, 2016
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, […]
December 9, 2015
Digital Impact Councilmember Andrew Means says more can be achieved by allocating limited resources across organizations, but who sets the agenda?
December 1, 2015
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.” […]
November 30, 2015
In part two of a two-part series, Lucy Bernholz shares her thoughts on #GivingTuesday, data, and giving in the digital age.
November 25, 2015
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 […]
November 13, 2015
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, […]
November 11, 2015
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 […]
October 9, 2015
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 […]