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.
Many charities claim more impact than cash transfers. How many deliver?
How field-level strategies could help shift the social sector toward a relentless focus on maximizing impact.
The three types of data foundations need—and how they must use them.
Why measuring indirect impact matters and how on earth we can do it.
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Progress, pitfalls, and what lies ahead.
Broadening the definition of evidence can lead to more confident and informed philanthropic decisions.
Measuring impact is so tough that many funders give up, but there are some insightful and actionable tools for funders that aren’t daunting.
Our sector’s trajectory does not point to a pivotal future role in solving social problems—what might a new paradigm look like, and could we ever get there?
An emerging measurement approach emphasizes the value in standardizing outcomes for the whole social sector.