Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Moneyball Philanthropy? Not Always - Forbes
Moneyball Philanthropy? Not Always - Forbes: The charities which are easiest to measure are those whose work is proximate to the beneficiary. They distribute mosquito nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa or deliver wheelchairs to disabled children. Their theory of change – the link between their work and the intended benefit – is simple. The intervention is well understood, the outcome is predictable, and most of the variables are clear. From a funder’s perspective, the risk is low.