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Capacity Building

Expanding the Social Impact Measurement Toolkit

Andrew Means wants social sector data practitioners to take a more open-minded perspective toward alternate data methodologies.

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Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

Most organizations seek to focus the majority of their spending on programs and services, with the result that infrastructure like IT is often neglected. It can be difficult to see any advantages of investments in technology until after entire systems have been implemented and integrated, but the disadvantages of inefficient IT can negatively impact the […]

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Measuring What Matters: A Hub for Impact Reporting Tools

Measuring what matters is a persistent challenge for a social entrepreneur. The emerging field of impact investing has increased demands on social entrepreneurs to report both financial and impact metrics to their investors. Social enterprises also need to track a variety of internal metrics that help them hone their products and operations. With an already […]

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The Data Playbook: Data Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Updated: Follow this link to check out highlights from the Data Playbook roundtable and listen to the podcast! Markets for Good is delighted to partner with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to host a virtual roundtable discussion on the Data Playbook, a new practical guide for putting data to work in the social sector. Our expert panel […]

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Data Conversation with Jake Garcia

Jake Garcia, Vice President for Data and Technology Strategy at Foundation Center, talks about building and leveraging data science skills in the social sector.

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#GivingTuesday: The Origins

Asha Curran, one of #GivingTuesday’s chief architects asks, “How best to gestate a movement like this and take it to scale, creatively, and responsibly?”

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