Gathering feedback from clients can be the swiftest path to insight and service improvement for nonprofits. Listen for Good offers a low-cost, high-quality method. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Nonprofits & NGOs Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations work more effectively
Reflections on a 50-year partnership between an international NGO and multi-national corporation, and why working together in true partnership is the only way to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
The former chief innovation officer at USAID outlines a way for social sector organizations and funders to build innovation into their DNA.
By focusing on four critical aspects of land rights, businesses can not only manage risks, but also do a great deal of global good while strengthening their bottom lines.
Only 19 percent of nonprofit executive team members strongly agree that their teams focus on the right work. To improve the performance of these vital groups, leaders should ask five critical questions.
Kate Lauzon found sobriety and a role as an activist through her Massachusetts city's weekly resident feedback sessions, a gathering of civic groups known as “Working Cities Wednesdays” organized by Habitat for Humanity. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
In this audio slideshow, Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, discusses how the process of collecting feedback from constituents provides a much needed third dimension to nonprofit measurement practice.
How philanthropy can support low-income families to build powerful networks and craft policy solutions that reduce poverty in the United States.
An excerpt from Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs.
How shifting attention from gathering data about clients to gathering data from them helped a criminal justice organization improve services for participants and increase equity in the process. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Activists can be more successful at solving problems in their communities by using three simple strategies to connect local, national, and global narratives.
When Betty McCay finished a 27-year prison sentence and approached the Center for Employment Opportunities for help with finding a job, the last thing she expected was to be asked for her feedback on running the program. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Shannon Revels met a teacher in prison who listened to his ideas, demonstrating a willingness to engage that Revels paid forward at his employment agency and on the job. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Billions of dollars are poised to flow into development impact bonds (DIBs) as a mechanism for solving social challenges around the world. Now is the time to make sure these complex structures are grounded in sensible approaches to measuring impact.