[Rising Stars in Philanthropy] Venturing Into Philanthropy’s Golden Hurricane

I recently read a terrific opinion piece in the Wall St Journal titled ‘Innovation Moves to Middle America – Migration of entrepreneurs may yield fewer photo-sharing apps and more practical solutions’ where I was captivated by the following paragraph; Many have noted that talent and capital are starting to move out of the nation’s three […]

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Funding The Front Lines – Philanthropy For A Guaranteed Income

Should philanthropy – especially those anchor institutions whose mission is to lift up their communities – be getting into more direct action in support of our societies most vulnerable?  I’m really buoyed right now by the successes of several smaller community trials of buying medical debt, providing a guaranteed income for the homeless and participatory […]

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Building Financial Inclusion & Literacy Through Tech – How Philanthropy Can Support The Millions Of Americans That Are Unbanked & Underbanked

Look, I’m no economist but I know an alarming finance stat when I see one, and know that there are steps we can take to rectify it, especially if we incubate and prove out these ideas in a collaborative and complementary way across our burgeoning social sector ecosystem. The stats I continue to be perplexed […]

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‘Refactoring’ Your Nonprofits Governance – A New Culture For Proactive Internal Improvements.

The expression “cutting of red tape” is something that has been mainly reserved by politicians and corporate CEO’s alike. More often than not they are referring to the reduction of bureaucratic largesse which can sometimes slow down action but depending on the context, delivery and ultimately influence of those making the calls, it can also […]

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[Rising Stars in Philanthropy] When Data Connects More Than Just The Dots…

Meenakshi (Meena) Das (she/her/hers) is a fundraising analytics and research specialist. She is the founder of NamasteData, a consulting practice that aims to build inclusive and equitable research and analytics solutions. She specializes in designing survey-based research tools, analyzing engagement, and conducting in-depth assessments.  We spoke to Meena as part of our ‘Rising Stars in […]

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The Return On Immersion – A New Metric For Charities & Their Virtual Narratives.

Much of the nonprofit tech that is discussed in our sector revolves around software – state of the art platforms that help lift up our fundraising, new CRM plugins that automate & personalize our unique processes and other operational offerings that help us deliver our work more effectively and efficiently for both internal and external […]

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