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Tag: Measurement & Evaluation

 

 

Government

Using Data to Change Gun Policy

The Joyce Foundation is finding success with gun violence prevention through policy efforts, using research that sheds light on causes and trends.

By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming | Jan. 24, 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
 
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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
 

Philanthropy

Giving That Gets Engagement

A look at growing engagement in #GivingTuesday and common themes that emerged during the 8-week Giving That Gets Results series.

By Susan Wolf Ditkoff & Henry Timms | 1 | Dec. 11, 2013
 

Funding for Outcomes

Mario Morino, author of Leap of Reason, discusses funder pitfalls in setting and measuring goals for grantees.

By Susan Wolf Ditkoff | Dec. 6, 2013
 

From Proof to Impact

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

 

Individual Giving

What Charity Navigator Gets Wrong About Effective Altruism

Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good?

By William MacAskill | 22 | Dec. 3, 2013
 

Measuring Backbone Contributions to Collective Impact

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

 

Disrupting Corporate Philanthropy

Three best moves and three biggest lessons—Marc Benioff reflects on more than a decade of work at the Salesforce.com Foundation.

By Marc Benioff | 1 | Nov. 25, 2013