Nonprofits & Strategic Data Collection
I had this wonderful opportunity to speak with Jay Smack on The Good Eye Podcast about the straightforward strategy I've developed that ensures nonprofits have data that helps them do work, and which communicates return on investment for funders - all this while being no more difficult to manage than a budget.
The Trick to Getting Buy-in from Funders
Impact Statements allow nonprofits to show why we can all reasonably assume clients working with you are on a path to longer-term change. [Funder: "Wonderful! It sounds like you have a solid and likely successful plan. I'm in!"]
2 Reports You Should Read
When I was making a presentation last week, one of the nonprofit leaders in the group said "I'm realizing I'm not the only one not getting it right. It’s clearly a problem that smaller nonprofits have with measuring and talking about impact. Just hearing this is validating.”
How They Transformed Advocacy Services at JABA
“We used to just do ‘bean counting,’ how much of this and that we did. Now with the Strategic Impact Maps, we are able to actually track the impact of the work we do. It’s so much more informative and powerful!”
The Strategy You Need
A Strategic Impact Map™ is a framework for telling your most powerful impact story. It’s a one-page document that tells an efficient story of, not only why and how your organization does good, but also how you are measuring it!
Nonprofit Business Plan for Impact
No matter how innovative or well-documented the programming is, no matter how amazing the staff, no matter how well-intentioned and value-driven the work is, in the end, it’s gotta generate real good.