In recent years, millions of words have been written about the need to measure the effectiveness of nonprofit social programs, and millions of dollars have been spent doing just that. It’s time to ask: What has been the impact of this effectiveness movement?

While nonprofit leaders have become more thoughtful and skilled about community outcomes, in too many cases, funders – foundations, government agencies, and donors – get lost in the labyrinth searching for effectiveness.

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