StoryPilot, formerly ImpactSpace, is a web application for mapping the social impact of documentary films. Looking at a variety of metrics of change, from attitude shifts to community formation to policy reform, StoryPilot provides a holistic view of how films transform society.
Grantmaking includes three primary components: what, who, and how. As grantmakers, most of us pay attention to what we fund—grantmaking strategy and impact—and who we fund—the grantees we support. But what about how we fund? The Grants Managers Network contends that grantmakers should pay equal attention to how grants are made—evaluating and continually improving the practices used to make grants. This report from Grants Managers Network walks funders through the five core questions and presents key concepts for evaluating and measuring the data you already have access to.
Emerging research conducted by the TCC Group , a national program and evaluation firm, shows that nonprofits that strategically leverage volunteers outperform their peers on all measures of organizational effectiveness and have greater impact. But less than 15 percent of nonprofits nationwide demonstrate these characteristics. Are your grantees among the 15%? This special briefing presented new data reveals on a key factor driving impact and nonprofit success.
Building on existing impact frameworks with applied strategies, concrete metrics, and suggested workflows, this guide that synthesizes best practices for media makers to understand the impact of their work.
This Just Philanthropy blog post focuses on "the confluence of philanthropy, justice and evaluation," puts forward three criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of this particular movement at this particular point in time.
The Bridgespan Group is conducting important research on how funders can maximize the impact of investments in leadership in the nonprofit sector. Results will be completely anonymous, and participants who complete the survey will receive the final...