Measurement & Evaluation New ways to measure and evaluate the impact an organization’s work has on society
Parents in emerging economies seem happy with schools that don’t teach their kids very much. The lack of demand for good quality education could be one of the biggest barriers to solving the education crisis.
To curb rising inequality, global leaders must work together to stop the flow of illicit wealth and mitigate tax avoidance.
How private data sources, when leveraged responsibly and collaboratively, can provide insights for addressing the challenges and opportunities of migration.
A new approach to measurement has the potential to surface quicker, cheaper, better data about notoriously hard-to-measure social change.
The ability of teachers to improve students’ non-cognitive abilities may have greater importance than test scores.
Without methods to gauge success and failure, and without appropriate ethical frameworks, humanitarian tech may do more harm than good.
The Trump administration wants to ban terms like “evidence-based” from government reporting. But if policymakers can’t make budget and policy decisions based on evidence, what, exactly, is supposed to guide them?
Seven criteria for assessing whether an intervention is right for pay-for-success financing.
Donors say that organizational governance and competence are critical factors in determining where their grants flow. So why aren’t they putting their money where their mouths are?
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.
SSIR is pleased to announce a new series that provides hands-on, implementable game plans on various “critical functions” for leaders of nonprofit organizations. This three-part series consists of three 90-minute sessions (April 11, 18, & 25, 2018). These sessions will explore donor-centric fundraising, ways to improve board relationships, and strategies for more effective measurements and analysis.Access this webinar
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.
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.