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Measuring Social Impact

 

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

 

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 | 1 | Mar. 3, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Rethinking the E Word

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

By Katherina Rosqueta | 2 | 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
 

Measuring Social Impact

Rereading “Collective Impact”: Three Lessons

Fresh insights gleaned from the article that started it all.

By Chris Thompson | 14 | 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