Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Dec 13, 2016 9:10 AM ET

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all speak the same giving, measurement and outcomes language? And wouldn’t it be even better if we could work together to grow that common language?

Picture this: Two giving organizations focused on reducing poverty—you would think they would be using a common set of terms, have similar approaches to measurement, and interpret those measurements the same way. Chances are, they wouldn’t. The reality is, there doesn’t seem to be agreement across the sector on definitions and measurement—we aren’t really speaking the same language. This happens all across the sector and aligning grantmaking organizations with their grantee partners has been a challenge at best and at worst has resulted in not being able to measure the outcomes and overall impact of the effort.

Read this blog post by Michelle Disabato, Impact Market Executive at MicroEdge + Blackbaud, to learn how Blackbaud OutcomesTM is bringing people together and unifying them around a common language, providing people with the ability to collaborate through software to help organizations across the sector to have greater insight, and greater impact.

To learn more about this and other topics, please visit the MicroEdge + Blackbaud Resource Hub