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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4 Key Steps to Start Analyzing Your Foundation’s Impact

What kinds of metrics can you track to ensure that you are helping foster the change you hope to see in the world?

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3 Steps Foundations Can Take to Build Capacity for Grantees

Here's how foundations can help nonprofit leadership be even more effective.

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Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada is Leveraging a Legacy of Impact to Build a Data-driven Future

While it’s clear that Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada (SONC) is having a positive impact on the athletes they serve, it’s also obvious that they’re not interested in resting on their laurels. Already, they’re using data in order to better inform their decision making and more effectively tell their story of impact. But, as is the case for many nonprofit organizations, those steps involve navigating multiple systems and adding to workloads across the chapter.

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Stop Talking about Data; Start Talking about Impact

Having data isn’t an end in itself—numbers don’t do anything for you unless you know how to use them to your advantage.

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Here are the 4 Steps Nonprofits Need to Get Started Analyzing Impact

In our increasingly data-driven world, access to data is no longer a “nice to have.” It is essential for any organization across every sector. As such, data is transforming how the philanthropic sector understands and drives impact. But analyzing impact doesn’t have to be complex. Here are four steps to take to leverage data to start analyzing impact. 

 

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5 Ways to Boost Nonprofit Fundraising with Data

Hint: Numbers matter.

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The Real MVP: Merging Veterans and Players to Build a Foundation for the Future

“The MVP organization was started by Jay Glazer and Nate Boyer back in 2015,” explains Executive Director, Jacob Toups. “Jay Glazer has been in the sports industry for 25-plus years, so he’s been interviewing and tracking athletes for most of his career. Nate Boyer was a Green Beret, and was on the Seattle Seahawks—he landed in Los Angeles after his time in the NFL.

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Data is the Goal: How Soccer Without Borders Has Made Data Central to Its Practice

Soccer Without Borders, a youth soccer program built to serve refugee children in the United States and disadvantaged youth abroad, has long been a leader on the field. But their approach to data collection is putting them leaps and bounds ahead off the field as well.

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Data Notes: Metrics Matter to the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition

UpMetrics and the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition have been working together since the Spring of 2018 to build a data-driven approach to music access and curriculum across multiple program sites. We recently connected with Strategic Programs Director, Ryan Zellner, from GMEC on why the coalition is committed to collecting and learning from program data.

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