Opinion

The Death Of Evaluation

Is program evaluation dying? This question has been swirling around my head the last few months. I don’t mean to imply that programs should stop evaluating their outcomes. I just find that the current framework of traditional, social science driven program evaluation is frankly not embracing the possibilities of today’s world. Put simply, program evaluation […]

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Preparing for the Future We’re Working to Bring About

Lucy Bernholz shares forward-thinking insights into the role regulation and law must play for the development and use of data.

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Why the DATA Act Matters

The US Digital Accountability and Transparency Act is a bold bid to transform government spending information from disconnected documents into open data.

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Dealing Your Own Best Hand (Unlocking Data From Silos)

We’re now far along into the narrative on how data will “change the way we live and work.” Further, that narrative is beginning to develop into more than an abstract promise, as we see examples and case studies chronicled regularly in such sources as The Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. But, […]

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The Grand Challenge of Data Interoperability

The Gates Foundation and Markets For Good have announced a new Grand Challenge of Data Interoperability for ideas that connect data to inform social action.

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Children’s Parties and the Demise of the Soviet Union

GlobalGiving CEO Mari Kuraishi speaks her view on the explicit and implicit structures that would define a new information infrastructure for the social sector.

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Let Our Data Define Us – Part II

Lucy Bernholz outlines a new definition for the sector at the forefront of taking on our biggest challenges.

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Welcome to the Markets for Good Conversation

Brian Walsh of Liquidnet writes, “We hope that this site will serve as the ‘virtual water cooler’ for a sustained, thoughtful conversation about what is needed to improve the social sector’s ability to generate, share, and use information.”

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Let Our Data Define Us – Part I

In the first of a two-part post, Lucy Bernholz issues a challenge to the social sector: discover the potential in our data and change the way we use it.

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