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How do we value the social impact (or, nonprofit) sector? So far, the tools we have used to answer this question (i.e., cost-benefit analyses and return on investment analyses) have yielded incomplete answers because they were developed by investors and businesses to assess profits. But we know our sector's value is more than economic.
Nonprofits play an economic role in Illinois - as job creators, as avoiders of costly social problems. But we also recognize that nonprofits play important social, cultural, and environmental roles. To truly understand the full value of nonprofits, we need to account for the 'social good' we bring to society! Learn more about our ground breaking Social Return on Investment Studies here.
The Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 470 Funding Information Network locations (formerly called Cooperating Collections) — libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers located across the U.S. and several countries. Use this map to find a network location near you.
Blue Avocado article containing concise overview of the state-of-the-art in succession thinking and planning.
The philanthropic sector has been experimenting with innovative grantmaking in the hopes of triggering significant and sustainable change. FSG’s latest research report, collaboratively written with the Center for Evaluation Innovation, challenges grantmakers to explore the use of Developmental Evaluation when evaluating complex, dynamic, and emergent initiatives.
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As of January 2014, Donors Forum has taken over leadership of Good Works CONNECT, including the Good Works CONNECT website and all network activities.
To join Good Works CONNECT, we ask that you email us with your name, title, organization, address, email, and phone number.