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.
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.
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.
Simply putting boxes and lines down on paper doesn’t guarantee that your organization will make better decisions.
Too many people believe social value is objective, fixed, and stable, when in fact it is subjective, malleable, and variable.
Nonprofits that want to actually make a difference need to track their activities in some way.