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Measuring Social Impact

 

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

 

Measuring Social Impact

Introducing the Impact Genome Project

A new, groundbreaking initiative will codify and quantify the factors used in social impact programs that are proven to produce outcomes.

By Jason Saul & Matt Groch | 3 | Apr. 9, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Setting the Stage to Measure Impact in Health

A new catalog of metrics can help investors and organizations demonstrate that positive financial returns and social returns can be twinned.

 

Philanthropy

Measuring Impact Isn’t for Everyone

Collecting data to demonstrate your organization’s impact is great to do when you should, wasteful when you should not.

By Mary Kay Gugerty & Dean Karlan | Apr. 2, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Broadening the Aperture of Measurement

What research can and does tell us about unconditional cash transfers.

By Jeremy Shapiro & Johannes Haushofer | 1 | Mar. 26, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Strategic Planning and Evaluation: Tools for Realizing Results

To enable significant impact, organizations should ask three key questions and decide if formal planning and evaluation are the right approaches to finding the answers.

By Paul Carttar | 2 | Mar. 21, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Big Impact vs. Big Promises

Many charities claim more impact than cash transfers. How many deliver?

By Holden Karnofsky | 2 | Mar. 20, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Structural Revolution and the Social Sector

How field-level strategies could help shift the social sector toward a relentless focus on maximizing impact.

By Tris Lumley | 7 | Mar. 13, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

Developing a Culture of Knowledge Management

The three types of data foundations need—and how they must use them.

By Brad Smith | 1 | Mar. 11, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Measuring the Indirect Impacts of Market Innovators

Why measuring indirect impact matters and how on earth we can do it.

By Paul Breloff & Rishabh Khosla | 5 | Mar. 4, 2014
 

Government

Innovation to Impact: Obama’s Social Innovation Fund at Four

Progress, pitfalls, and what lies ahead.

By Michael Smith | Mar. 3, 2014