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Tag: Measurement & Evaluation



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

Rethinking Compensation for Nonprofits

By Pete Manzo | 6 | Jul. 6, 2009

Time for Nonprofits to Declare Independence

By Todd Cohen | 1 | Jul. 1, 2009

Elephants in the Philanthropic Room

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 2 | Jun. 24, 2009

Impact Investing, the Brand

The Global Investment Initiative is setting a standard for measuring both financial and social return on investments.

By Kevin Jones | 2 | May. 27, 2009

Making the B List

The B Corp seal of approval distinguishes truly responsible businesses from mere poseurs.
By Jenna Lawrence | 5 | May. 21, 2009

Ethics and Nonprofits

Unethical behavior remains a persistent problem in nonprofits and for-profits alike. To help organizations solve that problem, the authors examine the factors that influence moral conduct, the ethical issues that arise specifically in charitable organizations, and the best ways to promote ethical behavior within organizations.
By Deborah L. Rhode & Amanda K. Packel | 14 | May. 21, 2009