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Posts about data-management

Alan Pierce | Oct 23, 2018 10:37:41 PM

Foundation Grants & Accountability: Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle

In the United States alone foundation grants and giving account for nearly $70 billion annually. That fact implies that a whole lot of impact is being ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Strategy, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 1, 2018 9:34:38 AM

Aligning Your Small Business With The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ostensibly a vision. They’re a shared framework for a path to a better world. But who are they for? Development ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Impact Communication, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Sep 28, 2018 8:00:55 PM

Bringing Impact Data Management Into the       Conversation At Socap 2018

The biggest event of the year in the impact investing sector is about to take place in San Francisco. Every Fall, Social Capital Markets, or SOCAP, brings ...

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Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Strategy, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Sep 3, 2018 11:42:31 AM

3 Tips for Better Impact Project Management on a Global Scale

Have you ever led a social organization or directed a project with a global reach? If so, you probably know that impact project management at scale can get ...

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Impact Management, monitoring & evaluation, impact data, Data Management, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Jul 18, 2018 4:19:27 PM

The Secret to Millennial Engagement in the Impact Sector

How might we engage Millennials as an employee, investor, asset owner, contributor, or beneficiary? The Millennial engagement question pesters leaders at the ...

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Impact Communication, Data Management, Data Visualization, Reporting, Impact Perspectives
Unmesh Sheth | Jun 19, 2018 12:05:43 PM

Creating impact data pipeline from enterprise to asset owners through Impact ID

 Two years ago, NextBillion.net published Building a Collaborative Social Impact Measurement Operating System. The article concluded that unless we make the ...

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Impact Communication, Impact Management, Data Management, monitoring & evaluation, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Apr 6, 2018 1:52:22 PM

Finding a Needle in the Haystack: Bringing Impact Insights to Lean Data

“It is the combining, linking, and connecting of different “data islands” that turns data into knowledge – knowledge that can ultimately help create positive ...

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impact data, Data Visualization, Data Management, Impact Management, monitoring & evaluation, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Mar 29, 2018 6:11:13 PM

How To Deliver An Impact Search Engine That Works

Why many impact-oriented entities – foundations, nonprofits, social enterprises, some corporations, etc. – spend an enormous amount of time defining a theory ...

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Metrics, impact data, Data Management, Perspectives on Metrics, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Mar 25, 2018 1:24:46 PM

Uniting the Impact Ecosystem: A Call for End-to-End Impact Management

According to a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network, more than $100 billion worth of impact investing assets are currently under management. Every ...

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impact data, Impact Management, Data Management, Strategy, impact funds, impact investing, Impact Perspectives
Hetal Sheth | Jan 17, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Storytelling with Impact Learning

Like any other storytelling, Impact Storytelling is also an art. In your social impact report how do you mix qualitative data with quantitative data? And tell ...

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Impact story, Perspectives on Reporting, Data Management
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 14, 2017 7:16:54 PM

How to build effective nonprofit impact reports

The US nonprofits spend more than $1.2 Billion just building impact reports and not counting time spent in inefficient data gathering from disparate systems. ...

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Data Management, Data Aggregation, impact report
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 1, 2017 3:53:31 PM

Blueprint of Future Monitoring & Evaluation Systems

    In one of my previous article Rethinking M&E  Software, we looked at how M&E software systems are still failing to achieve key data accountability goals.  ...

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Data Management, Impact story, Impact Management, M&E, Impact Perspectives
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 1, 2017 3:48:46 PM

Rethinking M&E Software for Impact Management

While the concept of Monitoring & Evaluation has been around for decades, use of M&E software has grown ever since US Congress passed a law requiring ...

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Data Aggregation, Data Management, Impact Management, M&E, Impact Perspectives
Unmesh Sheth | Nov 12, 2017 4:26:00 PM

How to Leverage SaaS Technology for Social Good

      Social sector organizations have been noterious about building custom solutions for managing their internal data (except for fundraising products) such ...

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Data Management, Data Aggregation, SaaS, social impact measurement tool
Latika Bahadur | Oct 10, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Data Management for Community Development Financial Institutions

  For Community Development Financial Institutions , data integrity is particularly essential to influence policy, improve operations on the ground and ...

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Reporting, Data Management, Impact Perspectives, CDFI
Jenny Berstad | Sep 4, 2017 9:41:34 PM

5 Reasons to Choose SaaS and Cloud as Impact Technology

 

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Reporting, Data Management
Unmesh Sheth | Aug 24, 2017 9:01:00 AM

3 Signs That You Need Data Aggregation Platform

In recent years, business across all sectors have demonstrated a big concern on acquiring the right technology to solve their impact data management ...

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Data Management, impact data
Hetal Sheth | Jul 20, 2017 5:14:01 PM

Is Impact Data Collection Changing?

In the social sector there is a growing need to collect and make better use of our data. We need more data both for informed decision making and capacity ...

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Reporting, Data Management
Tiffany Eng | May 23, 2017 8:59:00 AM

Why my nonprofit became an app builder

To be clear, we never intended to become a Salesforce for nonprofits app developer.

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Salesforce, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Apr 24, 2017 11:21:04 AM

Data collection strategy (II): Tips and tools for successful implementation

Did you miss Part One of this blog? Read it here. Social impact measurement cannot be done without collecting impact data. Of course, it is much easier said ...

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Data Management, Impact Management
Unmesh Sheth | May 15, 2015 8:30:23 AM

Membership, Monitoring & Data Management at SEWA

Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) is an organization of poor, self-employed women workers with around 1.75 million members located all throughout India ...

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Data Management, membership management, monitoring & evaluation