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Nell Edgington
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When I was a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, I participated in the Strategy Institute. A small group of partners and leading academics would come together several times a year to advance thinking about strategy – what it is, how it is conducted, and what makes it successful. We agreed that the ability to enter into a state of unknowing was critical to great strategy. While it was important to gather facts, analyze data, creat...
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Giving Report Shows Growth, But Not for Everyone http://ow.ly/Y4F5V #philanthropy #nonprofit
Innovative thinking for the nonprofit sector
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Does your nonprofit make any of these 5 fundraising mistakes? http://ow.ly/XWwBc #philanthropy
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From tackling poverty, to the leadership of Black Lives Matter, to technology in the new year, to using social media to stop ISIS, to advice for Charity Navigator, January was an interesting month in social change. http://www.socialvelocity.net/2016/02/10-great-social-innovation-reads-jan-2016/
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Because "we can’t expect to create big change w/ spare change" ECMF announces $1B nonprofit growth fund http://www.emcf.org/news-perspectives/story/announcing-blue-meridian-partners-and-more-1/
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Why Funding Overhead is Not the Real Issue: http://ow.ly/XATBp #nonprofit #philanthropy
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How can networks strengthen social change efforts? Read the interview with Anna Muoio: http://ow.ly/Y7zGZ #socent
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The Chorus Foundation's Radical Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/2/2/the-chorus-foundations-radical-philanthropy.html
Farhad Ebrahimi would like to see philanthropy as we know it, and the inequality that created i...
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A Billion Dollar Bet For Kids: Welcoming The Revolutionary Blue Meridian Partners http://ow.ly/XTp2J #nonprofit #philanthropy
A high-wattage new donor partnership called Blue Meridian Partners just announced that it will invest at least $1 billion in US nonprofits focused on economically disadvantaged youth. It will be making $100M+ big bets and is itself one of the biggest big bets in recent history—can it pave the way toward a new and more effective way of giving?
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The three women who co-founded #BlackLivesMatter are all #nonprofit leaders. https://t.co/XxChUeGPud https://t.co/udFJXRphmo
Thanks to Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, Black Lives Matter became much more than a media slogan; it’s an organizing mantra, a principle, and vision for change that ignited an impressive wave of activism among young people.
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What do you think? Should a board raise 10% of a nonprofit's budget? Join the debate: http://ow.ly/XDqqb #fundraising
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How the nonprofit Freedom to Marry used #socialmedia to win, an interview with @dmcrawford http://ow.ly/XmmJt #socent
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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