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Measuring Social Impact

 

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

 
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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
 

Measuring Social Impact

From Proof to Impact

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

 

Measuring Social Impact

Measuring Backbone Contributions to Collective Impact

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

 

Measuring Social Impact

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.