Measurement & Evaluation New ways to measure and evaluate the impact an organization’s work has on society
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.
Steve Schwartz of Upaya Social Ventures, Meg Garlinghouse of LinkedIn for Good, and Corey Marshall and Splunk4Good look at real-life examples of Silicon Valley companies that are helping social sector organizations use data more effectively.
Stanford's Rob Reich and George Triantis, and Eli Sugarman of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Cyber Initiative, discuss the urgent need for better understanding of cyber-social systems.
Social return on investment is an underutilized yet surprisingly flexible tool for making strong resource allocation decisions that maximize nonprofit impact.
Valerie Threlfall of the Fund For Shared Insight, Krystle Onibokun of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and Brad Dudding of the Center for Employment Opportunities talk about their experience with a new program that aims to build high quality feedback loops.
Better use of evidence and developments in evaluation practice can shift the power dynamic between funders, service-delivering organizations, and service users.
This unique two-part 180-minutes e-certification program offers you basic to advanced training in human-centered design and systems thinking through activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This is produced in conjunction with Stanford d.School’s Designing for Social Systems (DSS) Program.Access this webinar
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.
How Canada’s largest bank is reimagining the role of corporations in society.
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.
New research shows that most nonprofits fall short in important areas of performance. But stakeholders who operate at a systems level can do a lot to help solve this problem.