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Ambition to Audacity: Takeaways from the 2014 Skoll World Forum

Social entrepreneurship is getting bolder.

By Jason Saul | 2 | Apr. 17, 2014
 

Foundations

Foundation Learning: The Case for Productive Anxiety

A greater sense of urgency can help foundations better use their strategy and evaluation data to learn, unlearn, and improve.

By Diana Scearce | 5 | Apr. 17, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Reflection Through Narrative

How international organizations gain insight, innovation, and internal alignment through story.

 

Measuring Social Impact

Introducing the Impact Genome Project

A new, groundbreaking initiative will codify and quantify the factors used in social impact programs that are proven to produce outcomes.

By Jason Saul & Matt Groch | 3 | Apr. 9, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Setting the Stage to Measure Impact in Health

A new catalog of metrics can help investors and organizations demonstrate that positive financial returns and social returns can be twinned.

 

Government

The Lean Startup Goes to Washington

Evidence-based policy, iteration, and innovation are making their way into government.

 

Philanthropy

Measuring Impact Isn’t for Everyone

Collecting data to demonstrate your organization’s impact is great to do when you should, wasteful when you should not.

By Mary Kay Gugerty & Dean Karlan | Apr. 2, 2014
 
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Foundations

Experimentation: A Shortcut to Innovation

Leading organizations are placing bets on action over rhetoric.

By Meg Busse | Apr. 1, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Strategic Planning and Evaluation: Tools for Realizing Results

To enable significant impact, organizations should ask three key questions and decide if formal planning and evaluation are the right approaches to finding the answers.

By Paul Carttar | 2 | Mar. 21, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Clear Measurement Counts

By Kim Jonker & William F. Meehan III | 3 | Mar. 20, 2014