Empower Your Nonprofit Board to be an Extension of Your Fundraising Team

It’s rarely easy to raise money, and the global pandemic isn’t helping. The nonprofit sector has always relied on relationships to fundraise. Events and in-person meetings are a thing of the past. What do you do when traditional fundraising channels are no longer possible? Fortunately, many nonprofit organizations have not taken advantage of their board members' full reach, due largely to lack of clear data about the organization's impact. 

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Ravenswood Education Foundation: Addressing Educational Inequity in the time of COVID

“The inequity in this district as compared to the other districts surrounding us has always been so tangible and clear,” explains Jenna Wachtel Pronovost, Executive Director of the ​Ravenswood Education Foundation. “Then COVID happened and the schools closed. The inequities have intensified in this environment, and we knew we would have to act quickly to support our students and the greater community.”

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3 Ways Foundations Can Support Nonprofits Beyond COVID-19 Relief Funding

Many foundations have responded quickly to provide funding to those most in need during COVID-19. Yet the stark reality is that there is more need than funds available. The challenge for foundations today is how to maximize the impact of COVID-19 relief funding by investing with both urgency and intentionality.

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Collecting & Tracking Virtual Engagement Data

This blog post was written in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Director of Sports Management Programs at The George Washington University School of Business.

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5 Steps to Create a Data-driven Culture at Your Impact Organization

Access to relevant, actionable data presents an enormous opportunity for the impact sector to be more effective and efficient in reaching its goals and realizing its potential. In fact, we’re beginning to see the sector shift significantly in this direction, best represented by our champions at our partner organizations, who are leading their teams to become more data driven.

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11 Steps to Collect & Leverage High-Quality Survey Data

Surveys are an important form of data collection to support program improvement and storytelling. We also know it can be challenging to create, disseminate, and analyze surveys amid all your other priorities.

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3 Steps to Take Now for a More Data Driven 2020

If you are reading this, you already know that we live in a data driven world. Having access to actionable data has transformed virtually every sector -- and recently, we’ve seen a notable shift in the social impact sector, as more organizations put systems and processes in place to leverage data to drive impact.

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Aspen Institute Project Play Summit, 2019

“The SBYD [sports-based youth development] conversation has thoroughly evolved in the three years that I have been attending this event,” reflects UpMetrics Director of Client Services, Stephen Minix.

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WEALF: Empowering Women, Powering Business in New York City

“We began in 2012 with three loans—it was sort of our experimental year,” explains WEALF (Women’s Enterprise Action Loan Fund) founder, Vicki Weiner. “The next year, we really got going, and things started to come together.”

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Leverage Your Data, Tell Your Story: UpMetrics Stories

UpMetrics announces new Stories feature, allowing you to collect qualitative data to complement your quantitative dashboards, to enrich storytelling.

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