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Measuring Social Impact

 

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

 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Evidence Practical for Development

Three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.

By Joe Dickman & Samir Khan | Jul. 21, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working in the Dark

The nonprofit funding process lacks transparency and fosters insecurity—and only funders can fix it.

By Ken Davenport | 5 | Jun. 5, 2015
 

Health

Health Services and Designing for Uncertainty

How a “lean startup” approach can help create an effective community-based program.

 
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Impact Investing

Impact Investing and a 200-year-old Debate

Three strategies investors can use to create impactful outcomes at scale.

By Adam Rein | May. 29, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Purpose as a Collective Practice

Building purpose-driven organizations through engaging the power of the collective.

By Gabriela Gandel & Tatiana Glad | 4 | Mar. 25, 2015
 

Measuring Social Impact

Signaling and Confirming

A new framework can help nonprofits and other social sector organizations measure the participation of their supporters.

 
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Measuring Social Impact

Are You David, Not Goliath?

Small- and medium-size organizations can assess impact too.

By Carly Pippin | 2 | Sep. 29, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Assessing Nonprofit Risk in PFS Deals

A framework to guide nonprofits in effectively assessing risk and opportunity in Pay for Success contracts.

By Sam Schaeffer | 2 | Jul. 31, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

People, Power, and Accountability

Any approach to measuring social impact that doesn’t include a transfer of power to stakeholders is just marketing.

By Jeremy Nicholls | 1 | Jun. 23, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Metrics 3.0: A New Vision for Shared Metrics

After accountability and standardization, what should the next phase of measurement focus on?