Understanding public opinion is always worthwhile but can be fraught with danger. David Kernohan examines the unexpected policy impact of a recent poll and discusses why a huge part of the art and science of survey design is choosing the right questions to ask. https://wonkhe.com/meet-the-people-a-lesson-in-asking-the-public-the-right-question/Read More Meet the people – a lesson in asking the public the right question…
“Philanthropy, it is popularly supposed, transfers money from the rich to the poor. This is not the case.” In the US, which statistics show to be the most philanthropic of nations, barely a fifth of the money donated by big givers goes to the poor. A lot goes to the arts, sports teams and other […]Read More How philanthropy benefits the super-rich
Charity has become big business, though it’s hard to say how big: there’s little good data. One recent study estimates the British, for example, donate 54p in every £100. That’s three times more than the Germans but three times less than Americans give. This article from the BBC dives into the history of fundraising methods […]Read More How much do we really know about why we give to charity?
Psychological studies show that people fail to notice the logical fallacies in an argument if the conclusion supports their viewpoint; if they are shown contrary evidence, however, they will be far more critical of the tiniest hole in the argument. This phenomenon is known as “motivated reasoning”. A high standard of education doesn’t necessarily protect […]Read More The science of influencing people: six ways to win an argument
Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should you say? […]Read More How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You
Competition means you cannot afford to send important emails with typos, upload documents with errors, or publish pages on your website that are sloppy. You want your organization’s reputation to be as clean as possible. Proofreading may seem straightforward, but in practice it often takes more discipline than we realize. You will need willpower to […]Read More Seven Principles of Proofreading Documents for Nonprofit Fundraisers
Online fundraising is becoming more popular each year. It is offering new opportunities for nonprofits to improve their fundraising success while trying out new channels. As more people are inspired to donate online, social media can make an extremely useful addition to your fundraising strategy. It can help you reach a younger audience but also […]Read More 10 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising More Social
Business and marketing leaders are continuing to invest in data programmes because they recognize the tremendous power of data. Insights and Analytics leaders have always known about the power of data, but now the secret’s out. Data is not just for researchers and analysts to dig around in anymore – it’s for everyone! Businesses are […]Read More Business partners overloaded with data? Reshape Insights and Analytics for Sensemaking!
In every industry, companies are amassing more data than ever. But while we have all this data, and it’s becoming more influential than ever, there’s still a big problem at hand: Most of us are not very good at interpreting and making sense of it. Over the last five to 10 years, the data skills […]Read More Boost Your Team’s Data Literacy
On 15th June 2020, I took part in the first PyroTalks NanoConference and presented ResourceRush – a six minute run through resources to help you through the current pandemic. Here is part 4 of the key resources shared. For private companies that aren’t listed on the stock exchange, Helen Brown has come up with a […]Read More Back of the napkin privately-held company value calculator