Matthew Forti is director, One Acre Fund USA, where he coordinates all US functions and oversees performance measurement for One Acre Fund, a nonprofit that assists over 135,000 smallholder farming families in East Africa to double their farm profits and eliminate persistent hunger. Matt is also advisor to the Performance Measurement Capability Area at the Bridgespan Group (@BridgespanGroup), an advisory firm to mission-driven leaders and organizations that supports the design of performance measurement systems for continuous learning and improvement.
Five Ways to Avoid the Data System Trap | Oct. 26, 2012
How nonprofits can assess readiness and lay the groundwork for a successful data system.
Communicating Impact: If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It! | Sep. 25, 2012
Nonprofits can use tried-and-true mechanisms from the private sector to better communicate their impact to donors
Actionable Measurement at the Gates Foundation | Aug. 29, 2012
A conversation with Jodi Nelson, head of measurement and evaluation.
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Worth a Look: PerformWell Performance Management Resource | 3 | Mar. 21, 2012
A Holiday Gift for Your Board: A Refreshed Dashboard | 3 | Dec. 19, 2011
Refresh your dashboard to better inform your board's decisions.
Making Money: A Bonus of Measuring to Improve Performance | 1 | Oct. 24, 2011
Measurement can attract money. A nonprofit that can demonstrate results and improvement is more inviting to potential donors than one that can’t.
Mobile Measurement: Lowering Costs and Engaging Beneficiaries | Sep. 19, 2011
We should be paying attention to monitoring and evaluation innovation in developing countries, where technology leads to better programs.
Don’t Let Conventional Measurement Wisdom Fragment Your Impact | 8 | Aug. 22, 2011
Social impact bonds. Evidence-based funding. Investing in what works. To what do we owe this explosion of “pay-or-performance” funding models?…