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Larry McGill commented on Larry McGill's blog post Why Measuring Impact Remains an Elusive Goal
"John, thank you very much for your thoughtful response.  I would like to underscore what you said about the need to separate accountability from impact assessment, although I might rephrase it to say that we need to separate accountability from…"
Nov 29, 2011
John Colborn commented on Larry McGill's blog post Why Measuring Impact Remains an Elusive Goal
"Thanks to both Larry and Brad for starting a conversation on this and to William Schambra for getting the ball rolling in the first place. First, a general thought: There is a sense in Schambra's piece that because impact assessment is hard and…"
Nov 20, 2011
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Brad Smith commented on Larry McGill's blog post Why Measuring Impact Remains an Elusive Goal
"I am hugely biased because Larry and I work together but I really appreciate the approach taken in this blog piece. My favorite line is: "Measurement is a highly mediated form of communication." And the distinction between performance…"
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Why Measuring Impact Remains an Elusive Goal

Where do you fall on the spectrum between skeptic and champion when it comes to assessing the impact of foundation work? In an OpEd piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy earlier this year, William Schambra asserted that "measurement is a futile way to approach grantmaking."  He argues that the track record of outcome and impact measurement conducted by foundations has been consistently…See More
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Why Measuring Impact Remains an Elusive Goal

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

Where do you fall on the spectrum between skeptic and champion when it comes to assessing the impact of foundation work?

 

In an OpEd piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy earlier this year, William Schambra asserted that "measurement is a futile way to approach grantmaking."  He argues that the track record of outcome and impact measurement conducted by foundations…

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