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Measuring Social Impact

 

Innovative ways to measure the impact that an organization has on society

 

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

Measuring Social Impacts outlines a five-step method for figuring out which impacts matter and how to measure them.

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  • The CEOs of three nonprofit organizations reflect upon the speed and tact with which they must adapt their strategies and directions in a new century.

    Featuring Peter Goldberg, Cathy Tisdale, and Jim Gibbons
  • Jean Oelwang on what nonprofit management has to learn from the private sector. Jean Oelwang, CEO of Virgin Unite, argues that nonprofit organizations have a lot to learn from the business practices of the private sector if they wish to maximize their impact.

    Featuring Jean Oelwang

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  • Evaluation has been a necessary evil for most nonprofits—expensive, time-consuming, impractical, and yet an absolute pre-requisite for funding. But is there a better way? The paradigm of evaluation is moving from retrospective, academic research studies to predictive, algorithmic measurement. With the advent…

    Jason Saul & Nolan Gasser