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Measuring Social Impact

 

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

 

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?

 

Measuring Social Impact

The Problem With The Impact Genome Project

Would the Impact Genome Project have predicted the impact of Martin Luther King?

By Emily E. Arnold-Fernández | 13 | May. 29, 2014
 

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 | 3 | 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