Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Jane Wales: Metrics that Matter: Venture Philanthropy Pioneer and Aspen Philanthropy Group Draw Similar Conclusions
Jane Wales: Metrics that Matter: Venture Philanthropy Pioneer and Aspen Philanthropy Group Draw Similar Conclusions: "What these efforts have in common, according to venture philanthropist Mario Morino, is a focus on outcomes-based practices that produce 'meaningful, measurable, sustainable benefit for those served.' Morino argues in a four-part series of online essays that too many in the sector focus on the how of measurement without enough thought as to what they are measuring and why. Keeping the end goal in sight is key: to help inform efforts to achieve real social impact, using the right information to guide action."