Welcome to the 2019 Blackbaud Accountable Impact Study! We’ve collected and analyzed input from over 1,000 professionals in the nonprofit and social good sector to better understand what good looks like.
How do leaders lead? What drives revenue growth and increased service delivery? How do pacesetters in diverse nonprofit fields like education, healthcare, human services, faith, the arts, and philanthropy maximize impact on target communities?
The new, never-before-published data gathered in the Blackbaud Accountable Impact Study unequivocally reveals that social good success is built on two common factors: excellence in resource stewardship (accountability) and an outcomes-first orientation (impact focus).
The Study examines how accomplishing KPI objectives in eight functional accounting sub-competencies propels overall organizational success.
Benchmark data details differences in the financial management of people, process, and technology resources typically found at “leader” vs. “learner” organizations. Top executives and accounting professionals alike will benefit from data-driven insights on how their organizations can prioritize and ensure accountability success. Areas of focus include: financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, credit managements, program costing, operational costing, fund accounting, and spending efficiency.
The Study reveals an important connection between quantifying benefits delivered to target communities and increasing overall revenue and service delivery.
Benchmark data offers lessons for how to prioritize impact focus investments in people, processes, and technology across planning, funding, operations and programs, and reporting. Areas of attention examined within the “impact focus virtuous circle” include: program design, funding requests, service delivery, outputs tracking, outcomes tracking, cost assessment, and funder reporting.
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