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Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

I was honored to be invited to cover this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum, a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes.  The annual conference helps inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.       This year’s conference, “The Future We Make” had four themes – strategic philanthropy, modern day slavery, agriculture and nutrition, and education, learning, and employment.… Read More

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

I’ve just returned from keynoting  the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis,  sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.   Magic happens when social entrepreneurs, nonprofits leaders, technologists,  and young people are brought together for a high energy, creative, and interactive event that exposes everyone to new ideas and stories.… Read More

What is the Funder’s Role in Supporting Good Measurement?

Meet  Bib Filbon and Jeff Bladt who have the job title, “Data Scientist,” and are on staff at DoSomething.Org.     They work in partnership with DoSomething’s program staff to collect, analyze, and make sense of data to improve impact of DoSomething’s programs. … Read More

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

“New Skills for a Complex World” was the theme of the seventh annual Nonprofit Management Institute, a two-day conference for several hundred nonprofit leaders sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) earlier this week.    … Read More

Tell the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Program How You Think They Should Do Their Work!

Note from Beth:   This is an ongoing series from the Organizational Effectiveness Program team at the Packard Foundation about developing their program funding strategy in an open way or what has been dubbed “Learning In Public.”   In March, at the  GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group and I shared some lessons learned about “learning in public,” including case study about how the OE program analyzed its “goldmine” of grantee data to lay the ground for the development of the funding strategy.  Read More