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Measuring Social Impact


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


From Proof to Impact

Four thoughts on how researchers and organizations can reliably take the leap from proven research to operationalization at scale.


Measuring Backbone Contributions to Collective Impact

Part two in a series on how backbone organizations shape the work of collective impact without formal authority.


Exerting Influence Without Formal Authority

Part one of a two-part series on how backbone organizations shape the work of collective impact without formal authority.


Measuring Social Impact

Getting Results Data Off the Dusty Shelf

Charities and funders need support and guidance to make sure that information collected does not go to waste.

By Angela Kail | Nov. 14, 2013

Measuring Social Impact

Impact, Not Overhead, Is What Counts

A look at barriers global NGOs face in reporting the right measures of effectiveness—and how funders and grantees can begin to overcome them.


Measuring Social Impact

(Appropriate) Big Data for Climate Resilience?

Three huge opportunities and three risks.

By Amy Luers | Sep. 11, 2013

Who Gets Paid?

The funding that goes to intermediaries and consultants often dwarfs the support that social sector leaders, social entrepreneurs, and community-based advocates receive.

By Kriss Deiglmeier | 1 | Sep. 9, 2013

Measuring Social Impact

Raising the Bar on Nonprofit Impact Measurement

The key to progress is embedding measurement in practice.

By Tris Lumley | 12 | Jul. 10, 2013

Measuring Social Impact

Humans: There’s No App for That

The inconvenient truth about data, technology, and social impact.

By Karti Subramanian | 3 | Jun. 12, 2013

Measuring Social Impact

Most Charities Shouldn’t Evaluate Their Work: Part Two

Who should measure what? Mind the gap.

By Caroline Fiennes | 7 | May. 30, 2013