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Measuring Social Impact

 

Innovative ways to measure the impact that an organization has on society

 

Nuance in Government

A leading public intellectual, fresh from government service, explores the complexities of cost-benefit analysis.

Reviewed By Peter A. Ubel | Winter 2015
 
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Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Connecting to Change the World explores common network design issues in-depth and provides advice on how to handle them.

 

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

Measuring Social Impacts outlines a five-step method for figuring out which impacts matter and how to measure them.

 

Lost in Translation

It’s time for people in the nonprofit community to reclaim the language of nonprofit evaluation.

 

Clear Measurement Counts

A commitment to impact evaluation is the mark of a nonprofit organization that takes its work seriously.

By Kim Jonker & William F. Meehan III | 3 | Mar. 20, 2014
 

A Better Board Will Make You Better

High-performing nonprofits benefit from having a board of directors that functions as more than a rubber stamp.

 
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Programs Aren’t Everything

The evaluation of nonprofit outcomes shouldn't focus exclusively on programmatic activity. Here's a look at what it means to take frontline work seriously.

 

Advocacy Isn’t “Soft”

Evaluating efforts to promote shifts in policy requires methods that are at once rigorous and flexible.

 
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Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

Civic Work, Civic Lessons discusses the importance of engaging in public service, especially for younger people.

By Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu | Jul. 15, 2013
 

Listening to Those Who Matter Most, the Beneficiaries

The views of those who benefit from social programs offers insight into a program's effectiveness.