Measurement & Evaluation New ways to measure and evaluate the impact an organization’s work has on society
Don’t indulge. It can drain the joy right out of the work.
Is it possible to use data to make predictions without enforcing existing biases?
The National Arts Index established a quantitative measure for arts vitality in the United States that aided public discussion by policy makers and the arts community. In the era of big data, what can we learn from its creation and impact?
Investors looking for data on social impact should start by helping investees deliver a compelling value proposition.
It’s time for nonprofits to recognize that diverse groups are more innovative and better performing, and to apply that insight to their organizations’ governing bodies.
Rhonda Evans looks at lessons from Monitor Institute’s Re-imagining Measurement initiative.
Stanford's Michael Bernstein discusses how computational systems can create collectives of experts to solve problems.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
Unethical behavior remains a persistent problem in nonprofits and for-profits alike. To help organizations solve that problem, the authors examine the factors that influence moral conduct, the ethical issues that arise specifically in charitable organizations, and the best ways to promote ethical behavior within organizations.