We’re in big trouble if complicated, expensive schemes like these are what it takes to get big funders to fund for impact.
How shifting attention from gathering data about clients to gathering data from them helped a criminal justice organization improve services for participants and increase equity in the process. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Activists can be more successful at solving problems in their communities by using three simple strategies to connect local, national, and global narratives.
When Betty McCay finished a 27-year prison sentence and approached the Center for Employment Opportunities for help with finding a job, the last thing she expected was to be asked for her feedback on running the program. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Shannon Revels met a teacher in prison who listened to his ideas, demonstrating a willingness to engage that Revels paid forward at his employment agency and on the job. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Billions of dollars are poised to flow into development impact bonds (DIBs) as a mechanism for solving social challenges around the world. Now is the time to make sure these complex structures are grounded in sensible approaches to measuring impact.
Asha Curran, chief innovation officer at the 92nd Street Y and director of its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, discussed the evolution of the grassroots giving movement at our 2018 Data on Purpose conference.
“Resilience” is a favorite buzzword these days, but what does it really mean, and how can grantmakers and nonprofits take practical steps toward achieving it?
To achieve greater equity, we must yield to the decision-making authority of the communities we seek to help.