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Power and Light: Transparency and Effectiveness in the Nonprofit and Philanthropy World

I’ve been heads down working on my next book about measurement and networked nonprofits with KD Paine and our editor, Bill Paarlberg.    One of the chapters is about measuring transparency.  So, when I heard that the Foundation Center and the Center for Effective Philanthropy were hosting an event “Transparency and Effectiveness,”  I was curious, especially given the speakers and the framing:

Foundations are pressed to be more transparent about how they work andmore effective about achieving impact.

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Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

GuideStar and Hope Consulting have released the results of new study, Money for Good II (MFGII).

The findings suggest that if nonprofits are more transparent in sharing information about their results online that they could attract more donors.… Read More

2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available

For the past three years, my colleague Lucy Bernholz has published her annual Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint, an industry forecast about the social economy – private capital used
for public good. Each year it provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in
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Networked Learning Loops Through Benchmarking

In the Networked Nonprofit “Learning Loops, we  illustrated how networked nonprofits do a real-time, lighter assessment process as they engage their community and make improvements and adjustments along the way.   Some describe this as   “try it and fix it.”   It might seem like changing a flat tire while the car is still moving but for many Networked Nonprofits it is a secret to their success.… Read More

Social Media, Foundations, and Grantees: What Works, What Doesn’t?

This week I attended Center for Effective Philanthropy’s  conference “Better Philanthropy: From Data to Impact” where I participated on a panel about social media, foundations, and grantees.   Vincent Stehle moderated and other panelists included Paula Goldman, Omidyar Network,  Jacob Harold, Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Travis Manzione, Director of Assessment Tools for CEP.… Read More