Lessons learned from a non-profit insider

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Laptop showing data dashboard
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Recently, MacKenzie Scott stunned the non-profit community by giving more than $4.1 billion to 384 organizations. Her gift was remarkable not only in size and potential impact, but also in how she came to her investment decision. She asked her team take a deep dive into the data about each organization to understand community need, program results, and the organization’s ability to effectively manage and use a potential gift. As a result, she was able to provide millions in upfront, unrestricted funding to non-profits to do what they do best — improve lives and serve communities. Increasingly, philanthropists like Scott…

Jessica Davison

Data enthusiast for the nonprofit sector. Thought partner and professional question asker.

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