How leaders are integrating both the network and organizational mindset into their pursuit of social impact. By Adene Sacks & Heather McLeod Grant In 2011, New York Times data scientist Jake Porway wrote a blog post lamenting the fact that most data scientists spend their days creating apps to help users find restaurants, TV shows, or parking spots, rather than addressing complicated social issues like helping identify which teens are … [Read more...] about Living in the World of Both/And
By Ross Kasper $28 million. $46 million. $116.7 million. Those are the reported total dollars raised each year from 2013 to 2015, respectively, on #GivingTuesday. Notice a trend? For those who may not yet be “in the know” on what #GivingTuesday is, it is a global philanthropic phenomenon that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The concept is that #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of … [Read more...] about Embracing Giving Tuesday 2016
By Sherri W. Morr On #Giving Tuesday I received more than 100 requests to give money. Some organizations have me in triplicate so there were many repeat asks. Did I give to them more than once? Does that mean that they need to ask me more than once for #Giving Tuesday? And then, How about this … The NY Times reported almost 300,000 people attended Broadway shows during Thanksgiving week. Imagine if all of those people gave just one dollar … [Read more...] about How About That?
In its fourth year, #GivingTuesday witnessed record-breaking participation, with more than $116.7 million raised online by 24 major donation-processing platforms, according to initial estimates released by 92nd Street Y (92Y), based on data collection funded by the Case Foundation. Charities received more than 1.08 million online contributions during the 24-hour period that began at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and continued until 11:59 … [Read more...] about American Donors Give $116.7m on #GivingTuesday
By Robert Evans and Ross Kasper Nonprofits that overlook #GivingTuesday are missing a golden opportunity to spread brand awareness, increase contributions, bolster volunteerism, and become part of a global movement. August is clearly the time when many Jewish organizations are busy with High Holiday appeals. But if your organization is thinking about taking part in #GivingTuesday - which this year falls on December 1 - then now is the time to … [Read more...] about It’s Never Too Early to Plan for #GivingTuesday