Measuring impact is so tough that many funders give up, but there are some insightful and actionable tools for funders that aren’t daunting.
The evaluation of nonprofit outcomes shouldn't focus exclusively on programmatic activity. Here's a look at what it means to take frontline work seriously.
Evaluating efforts to promote shifts in policy requires methods that are at once rigorous and flexible.
Our sector’s trajectory does not point to a pivotal future role in solving social problems—what might a new paradigm look like, and could we ever get there?
An emerging measurement approach emphasizes the value in standardizing outcomes for the whole social sector.
In this ongoing series of essays, practitioners, consultants, and academics explore the value of strategy and evaluation, as well as the limits and downsides of these practices.
Fresh insights gleaned from the article that started it all.
You’ll never get what’s going on out there by sitting in here.
Four tips on measuring impact for NGOs that have multiple programs across many sites or continents.
A new eBook captures discussion and debate around how to strengthen the social sector “information infrastructure.”