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Monday, June 27, 2022

Meet the Team: My Nonprofit Journey - Nancy Duncan


Welcome to our Meet The Team series, where each month we will introduce a member of the Charity Navigator team to our readers. We are extremely honored to be a part of the nonprofit community where our footprint (and our ratings!) have expanded, and we are incredibly appreciative of the support received from our donors and users, nonprofits, and funders. We hope this series will be enlightening and entertaining. Click here for other profiles.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” - Confucius

Hello, I am Nancy Duncan, Vice President of Human Resources, and I love what I do every day!  I define the people operations strategy that supports Charity Navigator’s strategic plan. The most rewarding aspect of my job is those activities that promote and support a healthy and inclusive working environment that fosters collaboration and innovation for our staff.  With 25 years of Human Resources experience, eleven of those in the nonprofit industry, I am thrilled to have joined the Charity Navigator team in January 2022. 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Measuring Program Impact: Understanding and showcasing your nonprofit’s data

Important: The comments presented below are those of Social Solutions and not Charity Navigator. The information does not serve as a direct guide to earning a Charity Navigator Impact & Results beacon within the Encompass Rating System.

Donors want to support nonprofits and charities they know are making a difference. However, to illustrate your organization is making a difference, you need to showcase your data to demonstrate your full impact. As you probably know, this is easier said than done. Often, aggregating the correct data, quantifying it, presenting it thoroughly, and then sharing your results with donors in an easy-to-understand manner is laborious, time-consuming, and just plain challenging.