1. Increasing Influence and Measuring Impact for Organizational Social Media

    This  is a re-post of content from the RE:Philanthropy blog.  An article recently published in Research & Development shared how  researchers are using social media to draw attention to their research.  Discussing their work with reporters and sharing on social media seemed to increase the likelihood that one’s research is...

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  2. MC MaL | Influencing & Fundraising Resources

    This month, EPIP is highlighting the Measuring a Leader skills of Influencing and Fundraising. Social change leaders: inspire and influence others influence funding partners to join collaborative projects raise resources for community organizations they support Here are a few resources that can help strengthen your Influencing and Fundraising skills. What...

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  3. EPIP Boston as a Community of Practice

    by Caitlin Fisher, co-chair of EPIP Boston I’ve spent the past few years learning about network theory and communities of practice in my role as deputy director of the Prime Movers fellowshipprogram at Hunt Alternatives. For those unfamiliar with this concept, a community of practice by definition it is a group of people...

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  4. The Need for Impact Investing

    May 29, 2014 | 6-7:30 pm | Sign up now! The U.S. philanthropic sector pays out about $47 billion per year in grants (Foundation Center Data, 2011). Most foundations are only granting 5% of their total assets. What about the remaining 95%? Foundations invest 19 times more dollars in investments...

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  5. Voices from the Field: An Interview with Johanna Morariu

    In an effort to help EPIP members gain value from the experience of professionals in the field, EPIP has started a new interview series. Blog readers will be able to learn valuable lessons from leaders in the field. The second interview in this series is with Johanna Morariu. Johanna is...

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  6. Crowdfunding for the Common Good: How Does it Drive Social Change?

    By Rachael Young, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Steering Committee Member, EPIP-NY Crowdfunding platforms raised an estimated $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013, nearly twice the total for 2012. Although most of this booming investment is in private ventures, mission-driven crowdfunding platforms are also emerging on the leading edge of...

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