THE POWER OF DATA: IS THE CHARITY SECTOR READY TO PLUG IN?

This kind of use of open data by charities can be seen in tools such as Compare Futures, 12 which allows users to compare young people’s life chances across England. Developed by the Centre for Crime and Justice with academics from Sheffield University, Brighton University and the Nominet Trust, the tool offers insight into young people’s different experiences. For example, it enables comparisons between young people in Bradford West and young people in Harrogate and Knaresborough, constituencies just twenty miles apart, which show that young people in Harrogate are seven times as likely to go to an elite university, and young people in Bradford West are three times as likely to be unemployed.

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LSU Foundation

The LSU Foundation inspires and shepherds philanthropic giving to LSU and builds long-lasting relationships with donors who bring life to current and emerging university priorities. We support LSU in its quest to enhance the student experience, provide working capital to recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff, support life-changing research, and drive economic development. We are dedicated to stewarding each gift to maximize donors’ impact on making LSU one of the best universities in the world.

OTHER WHITEPAPERS
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Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Content Marketing

whitePaper | November 19, 2019

Another widely cited definition of content marketing (published both by HubSpot and the Content Marketing Institute) is: “a strategic marketing and business process focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience, and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.” But that’s clearly a business-oriented definition.

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8 Mistakes You're Making With Your Donation Program

whitePaper | April 1, 2018

Your company has a donation program in place to process and organize all the donation requests you’re getting from the community. Whether you’re a hotel supplying charity auctions with coupons for luxurious stay packages or a major sports team donating tickets to the big game, you’re feeling good about what you’re doing to help!

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The Nonprofit Growth Guide

whitePaper | January 31, 2018

While many nonprofits strive to grow, it can be difficult to do so. You often know where you need to go, but sometimes you don’t know how to get there. Every year, Classy releases the Classy 100, an annual list of the top 100 growing nonprofits on the Classy platform. Part of the reason we began this initiative was to light the pathway to growth by showcasing nonprofits who have blazed the trail already.

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Lack of Administrative Support Is an Obstacle to Nonprofit Growth

whitePaper | December 3, 2019

Nonprofit organizations are consistently understaffed. One area of significant impact is the lack of administrative support, often leaving nonprofits to buckle under the weight of the workload. Virtual administrative assistants present a cost-effective solution to help nonprofit organizations meet their growth goals.

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Increasing Awareness of Donation and Understanding

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Donor Alliance is the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming. There are 58 organ procurement organizations in the United States that are responsible for two main functions within their designated service areas: increasing the number of registered donors and coordinating the donation process when actual donors become available. In 2011 and 2012 Donor Alliance commissioned a large-scale research project and community outreach campaign to study the public’s perception of organ, eye and tissue donation in areas of lower percentages of registered donors. The initiative aimed to increase knowledge and overall awareness about reasons people don’t register to be organ, eye and tissue donors in the state. The campaign specifically targeted populations from three Colorado regions with lower rates of donor registration, and surveyed residents in these areas before and after the educational campaign.

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Crowdsourcing and Nonprofits

whitePaper | July 15, 2019

The crowd is a diverse group of capable individuals who can make a significant contribution to your non-profit organization. Crowdsourcing is community engagement at a much larger scale, and for non-profits it goes far beyond raising money. From pooling knowledge to micro-volunteering, consider taking advantage of the specific ways you can use crowdsourcing effectively. This white paper about crowdsourcing and nonprofits can help.

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LSU Foundation

The LSU Foundation inspires and shepherds philanthropic giving to LSU and builds long-lasting relationships with donors who bring life to current and emerging university priorities. We support LSU in its quest to enhance the student experience, provide working capital to recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff, support life-changing research, and drive economic development. We are dedicated to stewarding each gift to maximize donors’ impact on making LSU one of the best universities in the world.

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