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Philanthropy

Indexing Nonprofits

By Suzie Boss | Feb. 21, 2013
 

Philanthropy

How Leading Philanthropists Fail Well

Five insights from results-oriented philanthropists on how to reap the benefits of failure.

By Matthew Plummer & Matthew Forti | 1 | Feb. 19, 2013
 

Education

A First Step for Ed Reform: Getting the Metrics Right

Many programs targeting low-performing students rely on data that doesn’t indicate a real understanding of impact on students’ lives.

By Alexa Culwell | 8 | Feb. 4, 2013
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Three Steps to Making CSR Count

A study finds that some companies’ corporate social responsibility efforts can do more harm than good.

By Jody Kirchner | Feb. 1, 2013
 
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Nonprofits

#SMoP-ping Up Nonprofit Social Media Angst

Frameworks and tools for building strategy—a report from the Social Media on Purpose conference.

By Jenifer Morgan | 3 | Jan. 31, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

Measuring Impact Through Field Experiments

It is important to remember that while all this studying is great, innovators should place a higher priority on helping people when some program or product is effective.

By Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan | Jan. 25, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

How to Ask the Right Questions

Who is the target population for a microcredit intervention? Your answer will depend largely on where you sit: Academics and microfinance institutions will be interested in different groups of people.

By Jenny Stefanotti | Jan. 25, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

Measuring Impact Over Time

It is perhaps no coincidence that the development community’s biggest successes—eradication initiatives like polio and smallpox—are precisely the ones that made monitoring central to their work.

By Ned Breslin | Jan. 25, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

The Mismeasure of Impact

Data scientists and information economists are beginning to pair with social innovators to understand the dynamics of interventions and to separate what works from what doesn’t.

By Andrew Zolli | 4 | Jan. 25, 2013
 

Health

Not A Spectator Experience

Health care reforms will drive nonprofit transformation.

By Kevin Johnson | Jan. 25, 2013