What is the difference between communities that are able to recover from disinvestment and those that cannot? The answer, according to recent research from MDRC, are the presence of strong social networks.
Measurement & Evaluation New ways to measure and evaluate the impact an organization’s work has on society
New developments from the disciplines of innovation, data science, and implementation management are teaching us that good strategy isn’t just about setting your destination and path, it’s also about how you execute and adjust over time.
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.
Stanford’s Kathleen Kelly Janus provides insight into how the best nonprofits succeed and scale through a data-driven culture.
How nonprofit organizations can do a better job with their data.
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.
Philanthropists need to acknowledge the challenges nonprofits face in reporting succinct and compelling outcomes, and to avoid celebrating simplistic claims.
An international roster of donors has dispersed billions of dollars since 2000 to address social issues targeted by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Their efforts highlight four ways that big bets can achieve big social change.
In this complimentary SSIR Live! program—part of our online series “The Power of Feedback” — Kathy Reich, director of the Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative, will explore how organizations can accomplish more when they listen to and act upon input from the people they serve. Reich, with Dr. Susannah L. Rose, scientific director of research in the Office of Patient Experience at Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, Christopher Watler, executive director of Center for Employment Opportunities New York, and Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, will share their experiences and insights on how gathering feedback is the right, smart, and feasible thing to do to help organizations improve.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.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
One of the fastest-growing corporate citizenship programs is skills-based volunteering, where corporate employees use their business skills to help a nonprofit solve a complex operational problem. Skills-based volunteering leads to increased employee engagement for businesses and successful capacity building for nonprofits, among other benefits. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert panelists will walk through these concepts and provide you with the framework you need to knit skills-based volunteering into your everyday practice – whether you’re a large company or an entrepreneurial nonprofit.Access this webinar