An SSIR survey of nearly 2,000 leaders of nonprofits, foundations, and other charitable organizations revealed that they believe feedback is important but still struggle with figuring out how to do it.
Organizational Development Innovative approaches to internally driven, organization-wide efforts to achieve strategic goals
Employee surveys can help organizations surface fresh perspectives and new thinking while building a culture that rewards curiosity. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
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Thinking about social impact measurement on a spectrum can help organizations develop a clear, evidence-based idea of how or why their programs work.
Before diving into measurement, organizations must establish awareness of and readiness for impact in every aspect of their operations.
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.
Too many organizations ignore or avoid addressing internal conflict. A healthy perspective on disagreement can increase resilience and spur needed innovation.
Going beyond traditional monitoring and evaluation to focus on feedback can lead to new innovations in the social sector.
Employees are willing to make sacrifices to participate in social-impact projects, partly because they see them as opportunities for career advancement.
Strategies for successfully filling the skills gap for companies, and helping millions of unemployed youth and others find jobs.
Leaders working on issues including public health, human rights, and economic development discuss how nonprofits can do better by treating the people they’re trying to help as partners, not patients.
If funders want to improve DEI in their organizations, they need to re-define risk, emphasize trust, and reflect the communities they serve.
Foundations are deploying a wide range of impact investing strategies to advance racial equity in the United States.
Why investors need to deploy both grant capital and investment capital to create pathways for equitable opportunity.
The Arkansas nonprofit Our House, which provides shelter to homeless families and individuals working to regain their economic independence, has built a culture of continuous feedback with surveys, community councils, and “happy or not” voting terminals. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.