Only 19 percent of nonprofit executive team members strongly agree that their teams focus on the right work. To improve the performance of these vital groups, leaders should ask five critical questions.
Kate Lauzon found sobriety and a role as an activist through her Massachusetts city's weekly resident feedback sessions, a gathering of civic groups known as "Working Cities Wednesdays" organized by Habitat for Humanity. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
In this audio slideshow, Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, discusses how the process of collecting feedback from constituents provides a much needed third dimension to nonprofit measurement practice.
How philanthropy can support low-income families to build powerful networks and craft policy solutions that reduce poverty in the United States.
An excerpt from Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs.
How limited-life organizations can re-position evaluation as a tool to drive progress toward their end goals and measure the enduring impact of their efforts.
An organization’s response to a wide-scale Ebola outbreak provides six lessons in sustainable impact for NGO leaders.
Listening to beneficiaries should be part and parcel of any initiative that seeks to help others.
By pooling money, individuals who may otherwise feel powerless are attempting to address imbalances of wealth and influence in the social sector.