Which Data? And Who Will Pay For It?

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Performance assessment is an acknowledged necessity for nonprofits to operate effectively and attract capital. Phil Buchanan discusses the role of foundations in helping nonprofits carry out this vital function and the challenges for everyone involved. Markets for Good is a …

Filling The Nonprofit Information Vacuum

In Profiles & Interviews by Cinthia Schuman Ottinger3 Comments

Cinthia Schuman Ottinger, Deputy Director for Philanthropy Programs at the Aspen Institute’s  Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, discusses the need for nonprofit data and the impact that it can have.  A good part of the problem, however, is unlocking …

Examining The Market Approach

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Nick Deychakiwsky, Program Officer of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation raises a few questions that go to the core of the concept of an information marketplace and how we should (or shouldn’t) think about it as we organize our work …

The Bear And The Ladle, Part II

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If, in part I, we were urged to adjust our lens for viewing social problems, Katya Smyth continues the disruption here, making the case for thinking across boundaries as we attack those problems and for combining our minds long before …