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Measuring Success in the Social Sector: Depends on Who's Asking

Atul Tandon | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Atul Tandon

This enormous sector is in the midst of a revolution unprecedented in our nation's history. Within a few years -- certainly within a generation -- most Americans' views of the success or failure of charities likely will change.

How a TED Talk Destroyed the Charity Overhead Myth

Trevor Neilson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

Overhead ratios are attractive to those looking for a quick uninformed analysis of non-profits because they are simple. It's much harder to measure sustained results.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Year-end Giving and Tax Deductions

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many donors rush to make their charitable contributions before each year ends. Let's look at the reasons why they do this.

Questioning Your "Compassionate" Politics

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

"You oppose Medicaid and government-run schools? You're heartless and lack compassion." If you have ever made this accusation, even tacitly, I invite you to reconsider.