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20NTC Session Proposal

The Power of Data to Drive Fundraising Though Social Investment


Social investors are increasingly cognizant of the power of philanthropic dollars to drive social change and produce financial returns. Social investment vehicles take many forms, but what they all have in common is a combination of stakeholders working collectively toward a common goal that has measurable results.  Evaluating whether a social investment is viable for your organization starts with data analysis.  Outcome data is the core of all social investment structures and increasingly, is the driving force behind traditional fundraising, mission and program related investments, development impact bonds, and more.

This session will cover: (1) an overview of social investment vehicles, (2) how your organization can assess whether social investments can work for you – including tips on analyzing both your data and your donor base, (3) strategies for determining a project’s viability, and (4) measuring progress and results over time to communicate the impact.   

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand social investment strategies and how they can work for your organization
  • Assimilate the data they collect into forms that will support social investment fundraising strategies
  • Understand the types of outcome data and related analysis needed for a successful venture

Target Audience

Mid and senior level development professionals, organization decision makers, and those interested in learning about social investments

Additional Speakers

Andrew Grumet, Jeffrey Sobel, Angela Burgess



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