Pathmonk Presents Podcast: UpMetrics Marketing Director Kim Lynes on the Buying Journey and Value-Driven Marketing

Kim Lynes joins Pathmonk Presents Podcast host Lukas Haensch to discuss how UpMetric’s combination of technology and humanity helps our clients reach more support and growth. We all have the opportunity to make a difference, incite change and impact through social good. There are organizations that nobly manifest opportunities to improve the world. However, they can always do with more support to articulate their impact and inspire action.

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Monitoring and Evaluation: When is the Right Time to Invest?

Investing in Your Monitoring and Evaluation System

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The Definition of Impact

Recently I was asked how we define “impact” at UpMetrics and what is required to be able to measure impact. Initially I was struck at the seemingly obvious question – we use the word “impact” so often when evaluating success that it seemed crazy that philanthropy wouldn’t have a singular definition that is utilized by all. But I loved the idea that this person didn’t make the assumption that we all thought of impact in the same way, because after thinking about it I realized that UpMetrics does define impact in a slightly different way than would be expected and it directly relates to why the company was started in the first place.

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Results Based Accountability Framework: A Guide

The Impact of Results Based Accountability for Nonprofits 

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Grants Management: Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofits know the importance of giving. In many cases, they rely on individual contributions to thrive.  However, money alone is not enough to help nonprofits make a difference. A streamlined grants management process helps to measure impact and shows that money is being spent efficiently.

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The Glue to Any Successful Collaborative Effort is Data

The below is an excerpt from How to Make Data Actionable, published earlier this year. Don't miss Kaci speak further to successful collaboration and her experience with the Black Equity Collective in our webinar October 19th.

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The Secret to Getting Stakeholders to Listen: Creating Trust and Value

At UpMetrics, when it comes to our marketing efforts, we are focused on one thing: building trust. That may seem counterintuitive since we are a revenue generating SaaS company selling an impact analytics platform to impact-focused organizations. Why not stress the features that make up the platform? Lead with stories of your peers who have seen success with the technology, or speak to how we are different from other data analytics tools out there?

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How to Create a Theory of Change Framework

Are you in search of procedures to aid in the organization of project components? Almost any logic model will show how you can present your project in terms of resources, activities, and short and long-term outcomes. These are essential tools that may aid in the clarification of goals and communicate the fundamentals of how an initiative operates to others.

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A recent survey points to more opportunity for collaboration – what does that mean?

In June of this year UpMetrics developed and distributed a collaboration-themed survey to over 1,000 foundations and nonprofits. Our intention was to understand if nonprofits and foundations had the same understanding of key areas of collaboration like key performance indicators, the capacity levels of nonprofits to deliver on reporting, and expectations around what a successful collaborative initiative looks like. As we as a sector look to effective collaboration more and more as a powerful tool that will support our ability to tackle challenges in our communities today, it is imperative that all stakeholders are approaching the partnership with the same expectations and goals in order to see the expected positive change.

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The Importance of Qualitative Measurement in Driving Social Good

Qualitative measurement is a broad and complicated field of approach necessary to determine the success of a social impact endeavor. To help ensure that your initiative is prosperous, we’ve compiled an overview of measuring qualitative data (and how it differs from quantitative data) and background on the many forms of qualitative data, techniques, and methodologies. Before embarking on qualitative measurement, here are a few key concepts to consider.

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