Measurement & Evaluation New ways to measure and evaluate the impact an organization’s work has on society
The rise of behavioral science and impact evaluation has created a new way for engineering programs and human interactions.
Worries about the negative effects of unconditional cash transfers to relieve poverty are greatly exaggerated.
Arghyam, a grantmaking foundation, takes a data-driven approach to helping transform India’s water and sanitation systems.
When monitoring and evaluation are in an organization’s DNA, as they are at SNEHA, it’s much easier to create partnerships with government agencies and NGOs.
Many organizations are creating and disseminating knowledge about the practice of philanthropy, but does that information actually influence how funders operate?
Four lessons for innovators, funders, and policymakers working to promote financial health in the United States.
A collective impact effort in Greater Cincinnati offers a useful framework for evaluating community change.
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By combining the characteristics of small and nimble organizations with those that have successfully scaled, can we have our impact and our numbers too?
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.
Omidyar Network has built a framework for pursuing investment opportunities that takes into account not only firm-level impact but also market-level impact.
Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, however, shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls and find creative ways to enlist the help of others.