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Philanthropy NEXT: Why measure impact?

A peculiar challenge facing anyone who produces journalism about the nonprofit sector is the sector’s incredible diversity. Setting aside their legal status as tax-exempt organizations, Harvard, Greenpeace, CARE, your local food pantry and a community orchestra have nothing in common—except the need to raise money. 1,035 more words


Feedback: A nonprofit learns to listen to the customer.

Listen to the customer.

Businesses do it, albeit imperfectly.

So do nonprofits.

But the question for nonprofits is, who’s the customer? Most nonprofits listen to their donors. 1,002 more words


Running a focus group on less than $5 for evidence-based decision making

By the end of this decade there will be a new kind of actor in board rooms and executive team meetings. The role of the “quant” is changing from the guy who runs reports and gives you a write up before the meeting to the guy/gal that sits in the meeting, fact checking assertions from leaders before they can finish a sentence. 1,033 more words


The non-agility of the PDR process

One thing every agile methodology has in common is the concept feedback loops, and ideally fast feedback. These feedback loops can be internal or external and can take place at varying intervals. 700 more words


Global Dimming Keeping the Planet Habitable

If you have not already seen it,  visitors to this blog  will have an interest in this 50-min documentary, “BBC Global Dimming Documentary”, via Gail Zawacki at her… 411 more words

Dr. Guy McPherson

The Great Barrier Reef, Catastrophe Laid Bare

I first dived the Great Barrier Reef about 15 years ago. At the time, a marine biologist in Cairns conducted a seminar that I attended, and said that the reef had only a generation of life left in it. 636 more words