Each week, the editors of PhilanTopic compile a list of noteworthy posts from and about the nonprofit sector. Here are a couple posts from last week’s roundup about impact and effectiveness for your reading pleasure. Have a post you'd like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments section below.
Writing on the Huffington Post, management consultant David La Piana says that "great things are possible when nonprofits can put their own organizational concerns aside and join forces to achieve a big idea." We couldn't agree more.
In a video interview ("Philanthropy Debate: Investing's Most Important Evolution?") on the Euromoney site, the Rockefeller Foundation's Margot Brandenburg argues that what the field needs in terms of infrastructure to support the growth of impact investing is reporting standards for non-financial as well as financial performance, networks of investors and service providers willing to share lessons learned, and continual innovation. You can read the entire interview here and find interviews with other impact investing thought leaders here.
-- The Editors