Strategic Philanthropy: Unlocking Entrepreneurial Potential

Philanthropists are increasingly recognizing the importance of adopting a more business-like approach to philanthropy to maximize social and environmental returns of their philanthropic investments. This links well to the innovation that cuts through development thinking, which incorporates entrepreneurial thinking in development. New approaches focus increasingly on driving economic growth by stimulating small and medium enterprises. Enterprises and social organizations based around business principles have the potential to produce more significant and long lasting returns on investment than those that are not. Although they have huge potential in emerging economies, small and medium enterprises face severe obstacles in realizing this. Enterprises in a developing country need improved access to capital and business knowledge and an enabling environment to grow and thrive.

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The Mix Charity

The Mix is a multi-channel advice service designed to support the physical and mental well-being of under 25s across the UK. We reach 2 million young people every year through the digital, social and mobile technologies of their choice. Young people’s lives can be a challenging mix of highs and lows. Their issues are emotional and intertwined and there is seldom a simple answer to their problems - that’s where The Mix comes in. We provide free, confidential support through phone, text, web, social and counselling - connecting young people to experts and their peers to talk about everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

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Three Components Of The Nonprofit Tech Stack

whitePaper | December 12, 2019

Your donors have entrusted you with their hard-earned money and they expect you to acknowledge them and their contributions. If you interpreted that to be a manual process, like looking up donors to make sure you’re updating the correct record, you may have the wrong technology stack.

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The State of Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit Sector

whitePaper | January 6, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing our world on a daily basis. The world of medicine is being industrialized by artificial intelligence, the data you thought you owned is being used to manipulate elections, and everyone is connected, everywhere. Much research has been done on the State of Artificial Intelligence in the world, but less research has been completed in the nonprofit sector. The SAINS report will add to the body of nonprofit literature and accelerate artificial intelligence advancements for nonprofits.

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Software Subscription Fees

whitePaper | April 16, 2020

Online fundraising has revolutionized the giving landscape and created exciting new opportunities for nonprofits. Instead of direct mail and telephone fundraising, nonprofits are turning to advanced fundraising software that allows them to gain valuable insights about their supporters, streamline their fundraising campaigns, and massively expand their reach.

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Key topics nonprofit organizations should consider

whitePaper | January 14, 2020

Nonprofit organizations operate in a complex and evolving financial world. As one of the world’s largest investment managers, Vanguard has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations navigate their unique investing, organizational, and governance challenges. We recognize nonprofits differ by size, served market, and sophistication. The chief financial officer of a hospital will likely have different needs from the CFO at a college, while the executive director of a small public charity will have different needs from either

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Raise More Money with Your Next Event

whitePaper | June 14, 2022

Thinking of launching your next fundraising event? There can be a lot of planning involved but it’s far more manageable when tackled one step at a time. Download our FREE white paper for all the expert knowledge and tips you need to make your charity’s fundraising event a success.

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2020 Nonprofit Forecast: Eight Predictions for the Decade Ahead

whitePaper | February 11, 2020

It’s the turn of a new decade, and several social, technological, economic and political forces promise to shape the future of the nonprofit sector. Some are already in play – or have been for some time – and are already challenging nonprofit organizations. They have the potential to fundamentally transform the sector. I’ve outlined eight predictions here; a convergence of these factors will alter the landscape, necessitating a major shift in the way nonprofit organizations operate.

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Spotlight

The Mix Charity

The Mix is a multi-channel advice service designed to support the physical and mental well-being of under 25s across the UK. We reach 2 million young people every year through the digital, social and mobile technologies of their choice. Young people’s lives can be a challenging mix of highs and lows. Their issues are emotional and intertwined and there is seldom a simple answer to their problems - that’s where The Mix comes in. We provide free, confidential support through phone, text, web, social and counselling - connecting young people to experts and their peers to talk about everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

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