Evidence Based Approaches

Improving Our Understanding of Impact - Experimenting with Surge Measures

How Brian Treece at Findlay-Hancock County Memorial Foundation used our Capacity Surge measures use the Surge Measures to help assess the effectiveness of Findlay-Hancock’s organizational strengthening program.

Saving mangroves, one of the world’s most carbon rich habitats, requires evidence and market driven solutions

Saving mangroves, one of the world’s most carbon rich habitats, requires evidence and market driven solutions

We launched the Social Sector Accelerator to seek out, design, and test market-driven and evidence-based solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. We’re excited to announce the launch of our Blue Forests Initiative, an effort to combine advances in behavioral science, innovative finance, and the conservation of one of the world’s most important habitats: mangroves. 

Unlocking the Right Investment in the Social Sector

What did we learn in our review of 50 different donors and platforms undertaking ‘partner qualification’ – the process by which they determine whether a nonprofit makes a sound partner.  Through the review process, we culled several lessons about current the practice of qualifying organizations for funding – and have identified an important gap that needs filling