Giving and Funding

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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#GivingTuesday: An Open-Source Philanthropic Movement

Listen to Andrew Means, Asha Curran, Mario Lugay, Micah Sifry, and Lucy Bernholz discuss #GivingTuesday, civic tech, digital data, and current and emerging trends in philanthropy. Markets for Good partnered with the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92Y to host a virtual roundtable discussion examining #GivingTuesday as a model for “open-source” philanthropy. […]

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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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