Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Measuring Social Impact


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


A GPS for Social Impact

Root Capital and Acumen Fund propose a system for program evaluation that is akin to GPS.


Framing the Issue

Basic principles and practices can inform efforts to monitor performance, track progress, and assess the impact of foundation strategies, initiatives, and grants.


A Focus on Culture

How the Ford Foundation is engaging its global staff in building a shared culture of results.


Learning from Silicon Valley

How the Omidyar Network uses a venture capital model to measure and evaluate effectiveness.


Shared Outcomes

How the Rockefeller Foundation is approaching evaluation with developing country partners.


Risky Business

How The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation approaches high-risk philanthropic ventures.


Get Feedback

It is essential to build direct consumer feedback into funding criteria for government and nonprofit programs serving low-income people.


Assessing One’s Own Performance

What the Irvine Foundation has learned over the past six years about performance assessment.


A Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy

The outgoing president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation reflects on the importance of strategic philanthropy.


Social Impact Markets

Why a market for social innovations is needed now more than ever.

By Andrew Wolk | 1 | Winter 2012