Findings Friday | Metro Atlanta Nonprofit Performance, Part 2: Public Policy

Friday, September 27, 2013
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More than 90% of Georgia nonprofits agree that public policy work is necessary, but less than half actually do it. What motivates us to engage...

In a study of nonprofit performance by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, nearly 400 organizations described their strategic planning practices and provide perspectives on public policy. This post is the second of a two-part series and will cover the study’s public policy and advocacy findings.

Findings Friday | Metro Atlanta Nonprofit Performance, Part 1: Strategic Planning

Friday, September 20, 2013
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Does your organization have a strategic plan? Probably. But is it up to date? Does it have all the right components? Is it evidence-based?...

In a study of nonprofit performance by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, nearly 400 organizations described their strategic planning practices and provide perspectives on public policy. This post is the first of a two-part series and will cover the study’s strategic planning findings.

Findings Friday | 7 Tips for Effective Visual Storytelling

Friday, September 13, 2013
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A new guide from Resource Media will empower you to use imagery to its fullest extent. By employing these seven fundamental practices, you’ll be able...

There are three tried and true visual communication premises, which can be simplified to: humans are visual, and humans act on emotion, thus visuals can prompt emotional reactions. But this is just a preface to the guide’s most important points, the “Seven Rules of the Road.”

Findings Friday | Demographics of Social Media Users are Changing Drastically

Friday, September 6, 2013
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Social media has the reputation for being skewed largely toward teens and young adults, but new data show middle-aged and senior citizens are now logging...

According to new research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 72% of adults (ages 18+) with internet access use social networking sites. That’s a 900% increase from 2005, when sites like Facebook and YouTube were just becoming popular among college-age individuals.

Findings Friday | 50 Years On: Recommitting to Jobs and Freedom

Friday, August 30, 2013
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As the nation commemorates 50 years since the March on Washington, researchers and thought leaders reflect on new data on upward mobility, education and jobs that...

It’s the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a moment when the civil rights movement crescendoed into Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a call to action in the most public of forums–demanding education, jobs, a living wage, and equality.

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