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Measuring Social Impact

 

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

 

Philanthropy

Rethinking the E Word

Broadening the definition of evidence can lead to more confident and informed philanthropic decisions.

By Katherina Rosqueta | 1 | Feb. 28, 2014
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Assessing Funders’ Performance: Five Easy Tools

Measuring impact is so tough that many funders give up, but there are some insightful and actionable tools for funders that aren’t daunting.

By Caroline Fiennes | 3 | Feb. 26, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Transforming Our Anti-Social Sector

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?

By Tris Lumley | 6 | Feb. 10, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Cracking the Code on Social Impact

An emerging measurement approach emphasizes the value in standardizing outcomes for the whole social sector.

By Jason Saul | 7 | Feb. 6, 2014
 

Rereading “Collective Impact”: Three Lessons

Fresh insights gleaned from the article that started it all.

By Chris Thompson | 13 | Feb. 3, 2014
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Get Out of the Office

You’ll never get what’s going on out there by sitting in here.

By Kevin Starr | 12 | Jan. 30, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Measurement Work in Large, Complex Organizations

Four tips on measuring impact for NGOs that have multiple programs across many sites or continents.

By Nabihah Kara & Matthew Forti | 3 | Jan. 16, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

A new eBook captures discussion and debate around how to strengthen the social sector “information infrastructure.”

By Eric J. Henderson | Jan. 9, 2014
 
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Impact Investing

Impact Investments Show Promising Returns

Two new studies provide insights on good financial returns from a range of impact investments.

By Kate Ahern | Dec. 26, 2013
 

Philanthropy

Five Ways Funders Can Replicate What Works

A look at how funders can support effective implementation of evidence-based programs.

By Laura Burkhauser | Dec. 16, 2013