Two scholars analyze an array of current approaches to gauging whether and how news organizations make a difference in the world.
Measuring Social Impact Innovative ways to measure the impact that an organization has on society
Leaders at one nonprofit media outlet are advancing a conversation about how best to develop meaningful metrics for journalistic work. Includes magazine extras.
Three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.
The nonprofit funding process lacks transparency and fosters insecurity—and only funders can fix it.
How a “lean startup” approach can help create an effective community-based program.
Three strategies investors can use to create impactful outcomes at scale.
Building purpose-driven organizations through engaging the power of the collective.
A new framework can help nonprofits and other social sector organizations measure the participation of their supporters.
Connecting to Change the World explores common network design issues in-depth and provides advice on how to handle them.
In this SSIR Live! program, leaders from three different organizations will describe the tangible lessons learned, challenges faced, and paths forward in their attempts to break down structural and systemic inequities while changing systems.Access this webinar
At most nonprofit organizations and foundations achieving breakthrough results is a team effort. Executive teams play a critical role in shaping organization-wide decisions and share responsibility for execution in order to achieve the organization’s goals. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert speakers will share practical approaches that nonprofit executive teams can implement to significantly improve their performance and effectiveness.Access this webinar
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
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
In this SSIR Live! program, Bridgespan partner, Preeta Nayak will share findings from the firm’s research on leadership development, and outline the habits every executive team can take to slow the “turnover treadmill” and better prepare for future success. Fontaine M. Huey, president of the Center for the Visually Impaired, and Bonnie Hunter, director of Talent & Innovation at North York Community House, will share their experiences of putting these practices in place within a growing organization, including tips and tools for jumpstarting the process, and mitigating the biases that can limit staff development and growth.Access this webinar