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Nell Edgington
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Lives in Austin, TX
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An Emergent Approach to Philanthropy Strategy, guest post from @KellyKborn http://ow.ly/Qd6W8 #nonprofit
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Honored to be on the list! 9 #Nonprofit Experts to Follow http://t.co/q0I9xM4Kpl 
Looking for nonprofit experts and insights? Here are nine must-follow nonprofit experts who regularly use Twitter to share their wisdom.
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How do we convince funders to invest in nonprofit measurement? An interview with Tris Lumley http://ow.ly/PH1dm #outcomes #philanthropy
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June was an amazing month in the world of social change: http://ow.ly/Po1sF #nonprofit #philanthropy
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Check out the group of upcoming guest bloggers on Social Velocity this summer: http://ow.ly/PhN8C #nonprofit #philanthropy
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Guest Post: Data is NOT Changing the World from @david_henderson http://ow.ly/PZt3v #nonprofit #outcomes
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Opinion: Smart Donors Are Putting Nonprofits Back in Charge https://philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Smart-Donors-Are/231681/ via @Philanthropy
Big changes in civil rights, poverty, or climate change won’t happen without strong — and well-financed — nonprofits.
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Why Are Foundations Putting Small Dollars Toward Impact Investing? http://www.effectivephilanthropy.org/why-are-foundations-putting-small-dollars-toward-impact-investing/
Impact investing at independent foundations is a mile wide and an inch deep. I think that's a fair summary of CEP's latest research report released in May, Investing and Social Impact: Practices of Private Foundations, based on a benchmarking survey of private foundations making at least $10 ...
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Never doubt that a single person can make a difference: Rep Jenny Horne Confederate flag speech @CSPANVL http://ow.ly/Prdjx
SC Rep. Jenny Horne makes an impassioned speech to end debate on the Confederate flag
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  In recent years, the federal government has taken strides towards making its public data available in standardized, machine-readable formats. In the future, we will look back at the nation’s first open data mandate, the DATA Act of 2014, and see it was critical not just in its transfor
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Fundraising and Strategy Consultant to Nonprofits
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President of Social Velocity (www.socialvelocity.net) a nonprofit consulting company that accelerates social innovation by leading nonprofits to greater social impact and sustainability. We do this by helping nonprofits grow their impact, bring more money in the door, and use resources more effectively.
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  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
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Talent, Not Technology, Is The Key To Better Evaluation
www.marketsforgood.org

Rounding out our conversation on evaluation is this view from the standpoint of technology, by David Henderson, founder of Idealistics. If t

[Infographic] Who Uses Social Networks? Social Networks Gender Preferenc...
socialstrand.com

When it comes to social networks, men & women prefer different sites. Check out this infographic on who uses social networks and which ones

Bridging the Data Disconnect Between Nonprofits and Their Funders
www.bethkanter.org

Next week, I'm headed to Seattle for a couple of "Measuring the Networked Nonprofit" book events generously sponsored by Microsoft. I'm very

A New Strategy for Nonprofit Financing in 2012
www.socialvelocity.net

This upcoming Financing Not Fundraising webinar will show nonprofit leaders how to create an overall strategy for financing their work.

Using Data to Solve Social Problems: An Interview with David Henderson
www.socialvelocity.net

David Henderson, from Idealistics, talks about using data to make better nonprofit program decisions.

A Monster List of Social Innovation Books, Blogs, Conferences, Funders
www.socialvelocity.net

Social Velocity provides a huge list of social innovation books, blogs, conferences, funders and organizations that nonprofit and social ent

Nonprofits as Equal Partners in the Economy: An Interview with Robert Egger
www.socialvelocity.net

Social Velocity interviews nonprofit advocate, Robert Egger, about what the nonprofit sector needs to do to take their rightful, equal place

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Netflix
www.socialvelocity.net

Netflix's recent mistakes with their customers can be instructive to nonprofits in how to treat their supporters.

Notes from the Field: From the White House Forum on Philanthropy Innovation
blog.impact.upenn.edu

Thanks to Jonathan Greenblatt and his team from the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, I spent a day discussin

10 Great Social Innovation Reads: August 2012
www.socialvelocity.net

Social Velocity picks the 10 best reads in the world of nonprofit, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship in August.

5 Hard Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask
www.socialvelocity.net

Nonprofits must continually ask themselves whether they are making most effective use of resources and providing real solutions.

To Innovate, Play with Pieces Off the Game Board
blogs.hbr.org

Think back to the last time you played chess with a first-grader. (Never? Shame!) You'll recall the almost overwhelming temptation the kid f

Why Nonprofit Overhead is Destructive
www.socialvelocity.net

In order to move past the nonprofit starvation cycle we must stop forcing nonprofits to make a destructive distinction between program and o

Raising Money to Grow On: Putting the Strategic Plan in Place
www.socialvelocity.net

This Social Velocity case study series profiles a small nonprofit, Charlotte Chamber Music, and how they raised money to build their organiz

The Road to a Better World is Jammed with Red Bikes
www.socialvelocity.net

Denver's B-cycle, a bicycle sharing program, provides an innovative way to solve a host of social problems.

Financing Not Fundraising Webinar Series
www.socialvelocity.net

Social Velocity is launching a webinar series that takes the concept of Financing Not Fundraising and breaks it down into basic steps.

Teaching Children How to Give Back
www.socialvelocity.net

Programs aimed at teaching children how to give back are popping up across America.

10 Great Social Innovation Reads: October
www.socialvelocity.net

Social Velocity picks the 10 most interesting articles and blog posts in the world of social innovation in October.

Financing Not Fundraising E-Book
www.socialvelocity.net

Social Velocity is releasing today a 27-page e-book outlining a way for nonprofits to move from ineffective fundraising to successfully fina