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.
Asha Curran, chief innovation officer at the 92nd Street Y and director of its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, discussed the evolution of the grassroots giving movement at our 2018 Data on Purpose conference.
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.
Input from Boston residents changed Union Capital Boston’s rewards program from providing specific material goods to distributing cash in exchange for doing volunteer activities. It also drove the creation of networking events for members. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
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.
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.
In this video from The Communications Network’s ComNet17 conference in Miami, Grant Oliphant, president of the Heinz Endowments, challenges communicators at social sector organizations not to hide behind silence when the values they stand for are being politicized.
Is it possible to use data to make predictions without enforcing existing biases?
Rhonda Evans looks at lessons from Monitor Institute’s Re-imagining Measurement initiative.
Stanford’s Michael Bernstein discusses how computational systems can create collectives of experts to solve problems.