Why mission-driven organizations need a more nuanced understanding of why and how impact may fluctuate over time.
Why both nonprofits and academics should focus on scale and impact in this simple formula for good.
Four tips on measuring impact for NGOs that have multiple programs across many sites or continents.
A look at barriers global NGOs face in reporting the right measures of effectiveness—and how funders and grantees can begin to overcome them.
From Skoll World Forum 2013: Will new measurement tools such as “big data” be a big distraction or a big opportunity?
Five successes to celebrate, and five areas where we need to see more progress.
Five insights from results-oriented philanthropists on how to reap the benefits of failure.
Five measurement practices that Obama’s campaign and high-performing nonprofits have in common.
Recently released studies confirm that few nonprofits possess the capacity to measure for continuous improvement, but new initiatives launched in 2012 provide hope.
Armed with robust shared measurement systems, national nonprofit networks are well positioned to scale promising and proven programs.
How nonprofits can assess readiness and lay the groundwork for a successful data system.
Nonprofits can use tried-and-true mechanisms from the private sector to better communicate their impact to donors
A conversation with Jodi Nelson, head of measurement and evaluation.
Five measurement strategies that enable rapid course correction and continuous improvement.
Three forms of engagement that can help nonprofits better respond to the needs and strengths of their constituents.
Simply putting boxes and lines down on paper doesn’t guarantee that your organization will make better decisions.
New research reveals that most organizations prioritize the wrong skills in their search for a measurement director.
Seven obstacles to making good decisions about impact evaluations and how to avoid them.
For “scaling what works” to actually work, we need a new and improved version that addresses two fundamental constraints.
Refresh your dashboard to better inform your board's decisions.
To avoid measuring and funding leadership development is to deprive the social sector of one of its greatest performance improvement tools.
Measurement can attract money. A nonprofit that can demonstrate results and improvement is more inviting to potential donors than one that can’t.
We should be paying attention to monitoring and evaluation innovation in developing countries, where technology leads to better programs.
Social impact bonds. Evidence-based funding. Investing in what works. To what do we owe this explosion of “pay-or-performance” funding models?…