Small Charities Are Being Left Behind by Big Data for Social Good Initiatives

| August 10, 2018

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Data has the potential to help nonprofit organizations work at a scale larger than ever before and to solve problems more efficiently and effectively. Data can help organizations improve their monitoring and evaluation, determine where the biggest problems lie and where the most value can be added, influence policy through evidence, increase their reach, and enhance their fundraising capabilities.

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Benevolent Vision creates sustainability and abundance for tax exempt organizations. How do we do this? By optimizing our fundraising, management and consulting expertise in a way that takes your organization to the next level. Founded in 1998, by Ranlyn Tilley Hill, J.D., Benevolent Vision (BV) has had the privilege of working with domestic and international nonprofit leaders dedicated to making a difference in their communities and our world. Our domestic and international clients include organizations addressing healthcare, child and family services, education, the environment, the homeless, hunger, U.S. veterans, the mentally disabled, the physically challenged and animal welfare.

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