Nonprofit Impact Strategy by Drew Reynolds

Nonprofit Impact Strategy

The comprehensive program for nonprofit professionals looking to use data to demonstrate and communicate impact.

Harness data. Inspire funders. Improve lives.

Common Good Data

Drew started Common Good Data to help nonprofits use data to demonstrate impact. Watch this video to learn more about his approach. 
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By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop a Nonprofit Impact Plan articulating a theory of change to inspire your funders
  • Outline a custom-built Data Strategy to collect and analyze data at your organization to measure for impact
  • Draft a Completed Grant Proposal that makes a compelling case for funding your organization
  • Create a rock-star Elevator Pitch that communicates the urgency of your cause area and how you plan to make an impact
  • Compose a Thought-Leadership Piece that will help you be seen as a leader in your cause area

What people say about working with Drew

"Drew has helped [us] establish a new culture around data – one that has an appreciation for what the data is telling us as practitioners... we are learning from a subject matter expert, he is a dynamic facilitator, data specialist and a professional who makes his clients’ needs priority.  
Shantiqua Neely, A Child's Place, Charlotte NC
"...[He] has helped clarify how our community-based prevention efforts address the root causes of substance use problems among Latino youth. Drew is so easy to work with, and we feel incredibly fortunate to count on such a highly knowledgeable professional on our team"
Jessica Montana, Center for Prevention Services, Charlotte, NC
"Drew is brilliant! His passion to help nonprofits better communicate their goals, research and apply data, and more clearly assess impact is invaluable. I'd highly recommend Drew to any nonprofit aiming to make a true impact in their community.
Anthony Cooper, Jimmy Hale Mission, Birmingham, AL

Meet Drew Reynolds

Drew Reynolds has 10 years of experience working in and with nonprofits.  He has successfully helped nonprofit organizations use data to demonstrate impact.

While Drew works with all nonprofits, he also has expertise in the areas of:
  • Education and schools
  • Early childhood development 
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Youth prevention, substance use, and behavioral health
  • Services for immigrant and refugee children and families
  • Global Health
Drew is a former faculty member at the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work and has taught courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and online settings. He currently serves as a Program Director at Childspring International, based in Atlanta, GA.

Program Outline

This is a self-paced online program designed for nonprofit leaders looking to improve their capacity to use data to measure and communicate their impact. 

Each week, you'll learn new strategies to drive impact at your nonprofit: 

  • Module 1: What is Data Driven-Decision-Making? 
  • Module 2: Engage the public: What problem are you trying to solve?
  • Module 3: Explain how your organization works: Developing your theory of change
  • Module 4: Design for data: Creating a strategy for measuring program impact
  • Module 5: Inspire funders: Writing the rock-solid grant proposal
  • Module 6: Make your case: Creating your elevator pitch
  • Module 7: Shape conversation: Thought Leadership for the impact nonprofit 

Format
Each week, you will have access to short videos, quick slide-decks, applicable outlines, and straightforward templates, and other learning materials to guide you through a step-by-step process. You'll also complete short action items that will help you put into practice everything you've learned at your nonprofit - all designed to fit the schedule of busy professionals.

This is not like your typical online courses and grad school programs. There are no long lectures and no theoretical assignments. It's about implementing quick day-to-day actions that will enhance your capacity to drive impact at your nonprofit.

Access
As you complete the course, you may find you're looking for more support and feedback. Contact Drew at drew@commongooddata.com to learn about coaching opportunities. 

Fan of the Toolkit?

Nonprofit Impact Strategy gives you the opportunity to take what you have learned through the Nonprofit Impact Toolkit and put it into action at your nonprofit. Get expert 1-on-1 feedback from Impact Coach Drew Reynolds and take actionable steps to transform your nonprofit into a data-driven organization.
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Mission and Values

This program isn't just another online course or business - it is part of our goal to energize the nonprofits sector to bring about the Common Good through the use of data-driven decision-making. So bring your social causes to the table - we'll help you make them happen. Because we want to make the world a better place, too. 

Helping nonprofits use data for social impact.

Solve complex social problems and secure funding for your nonprofit through data-driven decision-making.




FAQ

What's the time committment?

This course was designed for most nonprofit professionals to fit into their busy lives - about 3-6 hours per week. For some, it may take a little more than 6 hours.

Do you have a guarantee?

Yes! You are welcome to purchase the course and try it out risk-free for 14 days. This will give you a chance to complete the first two modules and get a sense if the course is a good fit for you. If it turns out it was a bad fit, we'll refund you 100%. After 14 days, no refunds will be awarded.

Who is this program for?

This course is for nonprofit professionals interested in improving their organization's capacity for data-driven decision-making and impact. The course uses many examples in the areas of education, social work, health/mental health, and human services, but the process learned here can be applied to any nonprofit looking to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities. 

What tech do I need?

Can you buy shoes online and watch Youtube or Netflix? Then you should be set!