Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Tag: Measurement & Evaluation



Measuring Social Impact

Social Sector Measurement: Down but Not Out

Recently released studies confirm that few nonprofits possess the capacity to measure for continuous improvement, but new initiatives launched in 2012 provide hope.

By Matthew Forti | 2 | Dec. 21, 2012

Measuring Social Impact

What’s My Money Doing Today?

Social economy enterprises must think like mutual funds.

By David Batstone | Dec. 21, 2012

Technology & Design

Ten Technology Trends to Watch in 2013

Ten things nonprofits should consider as they develop their technology strategy in the new year.

By Mark Tobias | 2 | Dec. 18, 2012


Measuring to Scale What Works at the YMCA

Armed with robust shared measurement systems, national nonprofit networks are well positioned to scale promising and proven programs.


Social Entrepreneurship

The Real Problem Solvers

By Ruth A. Shapiro | 1 | Dec. 4, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Beyond the Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneurship has become a movement that affects us all.

By Ruth A. Shapiro | Dec. 4, 2012


Counting Aloud Together

A behind-the-scenes look at how grantmakers and nonprofits can work together to build a data-driven culture.


Technology & Design

The Math of Social Change

Having hard numbers means that nonprofits can no longer ignore the monetary or other habits of their clients.

By Mollie West & Andy Posner | 2 | Nov. 9, 2012


Impact by Design: Making R&D Work for the Social Sector

Intentional processes that support risk-taking, testing, and fine-tuning of interventions lead to better-designed, more impactful initiatives.

By Meg Long | Nov. 8, 2012

Nonprofit Management

Five Ways to Avoid the Data System Trap

How nonprofits can assess readiness and lay the groundwork for a successful data system.

By Matthew Forti | Oct. 26, 2012