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Tag: Measurement & Evaluation



Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Giving Needs Better Metrics

A new report on corporate philanthropy stresses the need for new reporting metrics among companies in order to make their full impact and value known.

By Todd Cohen | 2 | Mar. 1, 2010


Donor, Dearest

The philanthropic landscape continues to shift as donors are switching their alliances to for-profit causes.

By Marcia Stepanek | Feb. 28, 2010


Which Fix?

Some school reformers advocate starting over, while others want to keep the same students and site. Both approaches are useful.
By Justin Cohen | Feb. 23, 2010

Technology & Design

Internet Exchange Rates

New media broadened exposure, but greater passivity reduced the currency unit of each view. How do we understand those units?

By Scott E. Hartley | 1 | Jan. 29, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Impact Investing

How to Help Haiti

How donors can more effectively provide long-term support in rebuilding Haiti after a devastating earthquake.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Jan. 26, 2010

Measuring Social Impact

We’re Lost But Making Good Time

How can we make sure nonprofits are accountable for real outcomes?

By Mario Morino | 3 | Jan. 18, 2010

Nonprofit Mergers: New Donor Quality Metric? North Carolina Story May Suggest So

Ideas for increasing the impact of nonprofits through value-driven mergers, partnerships and management

By Jean Butzen | Oct. 8, 2009

Foundations Need to Act Smarter

By Todd Cohen | Sep. 29, 2009

High-Performance vs. High-Impact Nonprofits

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 7 | Aug. 19, 2009

Mission-Driven Governance

The prevailing governance model is fundamentally adversarial, pitting board members in a never-ending struggle with executives. This model may ensure that the legal requirements of oversight and compliance are met, but it does little to advance the organization’s goals. The authors propose a new and more effective framework, one where board members and executives work together to advance the organization’s mission.
By Raymond Fisman, Rakesh Khurana, & Edward Martenson | 1 | Jul. 24, 2009