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Beyond Data Silos

This month marks the launch of our first reader-proposed theme, Beyond Data Silos, suggested by Andrew Means, founder of Data Analysts For Social Good. In his winning submission, Andrew raised interesting questions about how we think about data silos and, implicitly, about our framework for addressing them. He noted data…

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Applying a New Lens To Measure Social Return

Ravi Kurani… “We’ve been measuring and valuing negative externalities for a long time, with governments using taxes to realign incentives and costs. Now it’s time to measure and value positive externalities as well.” Charging for negative externalities is sometimes referred to as a “Pigouvian tax.” This tax is placed on…

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Notes From The Field: CECP on Corporate Giving

A brief note on the the state of corporate giving from Carmen Perez, Senior Research Analyst, Global Valuation, CECP. Carmen’s discussion of trends and of CECP’s recently released measurement guide complements the wider movement in the social sector toward finding the building block critera that will allow for deeper comparisons…

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Knight Foundation on: Methods & Tools for Community Foundation “Giving Days”

As we noted in an early post by Beth Kanter (Doing The Math Ourselves), upgrading the information infrastructure in the social sector depends heavily upon building the proper skill sets in-house. Today’s comment highlights the role of foundations in supporting that professional development. Bahia Ramos, Director/Community Foundations for Knight Foundation,…

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Beyond the Dollars: Giving Days & Digital Data

Listen to Andrew Means, Lilly Weinberg, Mike Berkowitz, Victoria Fear, and Jeannie Howell discuss how community foundations and nonprofits can approach giving days as an opportunity to build their data, digital skills, and organizational capacity. As part of our Give Day Lessons series, Markets for Good partnered with Knight Foundation…

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