Measurement & Evaluation

Can We Measure Media Impact? Surveying the Field By Anya Schiffrin & Ethan Zuckerman

Two scholars analyze an array of current approaches to gauging whether and how news organizations make a difference in the world.

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Collective Impact

By John Kania & Mark Kramer 99

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

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The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

By Ann Goggins Gregory & Don Howard 31

A vicious cycle is leaving nonprofits so hungry for decent infrastructure that they can barely function as organizations—let alone serve their beneficiaries. The cycle starts with funders’ unrealistic expectations about how much running a nonprofit costs, and results in nonprofits’ misrepresenting their costs while skimping on vital systems—acts that feed funders’ skewed beliefs. To break the nonprofit starvation cycle, funders must take the lead.

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