This brief synopsis from Philanthropy News Digest describes an interesting study conducted by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform on the role of community organizing in sustaining long-term…Continue
The head of an important international development research agency came my office today and remarked that he thought the fascination with metrics and measurement in philanthropy had peaked some time…Continue
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Donors of all types want to know how their money is being put to good use. Whether they see their philanthropy as a means of self-expression, a strategic initiative to reach a desirable goal, or an investment with a clear return, sooner or later they all run into the same challenge: how to assess social impact.
Years ago I was busy filling out a logical framework required for a United States Agency for International Development grant, when a YMCA colleague said: "I don't get it,…Continue