Posts tagged to 'Measuring impact'
on May 3, 2019
Family foundations have long been a philanthropic mainstay on the Southern landscape, making pathbreaking investments to advance a region that lags the nation in the overall level of foundation assets. Today, the South needs more and different philanthropy to close the gaps and open the possibilities of our region and its people.
by Bernadette Wright
on April 8, 2019
How do you decide what data to collect to track your outcomes and progress? Bernadette Wright gives practical tips for nonprofits to collect data that will measure their outcomes—advice that is completely applicable to giving families measuring their philanthropic impact.
by Elyse C. Pollick Byrnes
on March 12, 2019
Evaluation. Learning. Collective Impact. Outcomes. Change. If you live in Foundation Land, chances are you’ve probably heard these words on more than one occasion, probably from your boss or your board (or both!). How does quantifying specific outcomes and indicators affect grantmaking?
by Marshall H. Ginn
on September 18, 2018
In helping your nonprofit partners to “spruce up” their programs and operations, you are strengthening the investment you make as a donor. And in turn, it’s helping you to make an even deeper impact on the community.
by Ina Breuer
and Maggi Alexander
on August 14, 2018
All funders, big and small, are interested in the impact of their investments. This can be particularly tricky in the realm of international philanthropy where investments are made within diverse cultural contexts. It is critical that individuals and families interested in international giving understand that they too can make a difference.
by Giving Compass
on May 28, 2018
Ending homelessness. Improving school readiness. Preserving wildlife habitat. Impact statements can inspire and bring together partners, staff and funders around common, long-term goals that deserve focused efforts and resources.
by Rachel Ogorek
on February 12, 2018
NCFP’s 2015 Trends study found that more than 90% of respondents cited the “impact of their giving” as a top motivation for participation in family philanthropy. Clearly, funders want to know that the resources they provide are addressing the issues they support. However, accurately assessing the impact of your philanthropic capital can be difficult.
by Tate Williams
on February 8, 2018
When you look at the common reasons foundations give for not taking applications, they kind of fall apart. At the end of the day, it really just comes down to a choice—a barrier intentionally placed between tax-subsidized wealth, and the public that it’s legally required to benefit.
by Robins Foundation
on October 4, 2017
At Robins Foundation, our board and staff aspires to connect equity with transformational change for children and families across our region. We are reflecting on opportunities in our own organization. This includes our governance, our management and our process of funding. This includes raising our awareness and deeper understanding of the past and its influence on dialogues locally and beyond.
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by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
on August 15, 2017
These aren’t aspects of success that you can measure with metrics or data, and they are things that many funders often either take for granted or completely overlook. Yet, when they are present, they make a night-and-day difference in effectiveness.