The Resource Measuring and improving social impacts : a guide for nonprofits, companies, and impact investors, Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yuthas., (ebook)

Measuring and improving social impacts : a guide for nonprofits, companies, and impact investors, Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yuthas., (ebook)

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Measuring and improving social impacts : a guide for nonprofits, companies, and impact investors
Title
Measuring and improving social impacts
Title remainder
a guide for nonprofits, companies, and impact investors
Statement of responsibility
Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yuthas.
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eng
Summary
"The world is beset with enormous problems that desperately need solutions. And as a nonprofit, NGO, foundation, impact investor, or socially responsible company, your organization is on a mission to provide those solutions. But what exactly should you do? And how will you know whether it's working? Too many people assume that good intentions will result in meaningful actions and leave it at that. But thanks to Marc Epstein and Kristi Yuthas, social impact can now be evaluated with the same kind of precision achieved for any other organizational function. Based on years of research and analysis of field studies from around the globe, Epstein and Yuthas offer a five-step process that will help you gain clarity about the impacts that matter most to you and will provide you with methods to measure and improve those impacts. They offer a systematic approach to deciding what resources you should invest, what problem you should address, and which activities and organizations you should support. Once you've made those decisions, they provide tools, frameworks, and metrics for defining exactly what success looks like, even for goals like reducing global warming or poverty that are extremely difficult to measure. Then they show you how to use the data you've gathered to further develop and increase your social impact. Epstein and Yuthas personally interviewed leaders at over sixty different organizations for this book and include examples from nearly a hundred more. This is unquestionably the most complete, practical, and thoroughly researched guide to taking a rigorous, data-driven approach to expanding the good you do in the world"--
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Epstein, Marc J
Dewey number
658.4/08
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Index
no index present
LC call number
HG4515.13
LC item number
.E67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Yuthas, Kristi
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  • Investments
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Nonprofit organizations
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Measuring and improving social impacts : a guide for nonprofits, companies, and impact investors, Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yuthas., (ebook)
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https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1407858
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Publication
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Overview, Objectives, and Organization of the book -- Section 1: Why do individuals, corporations, and foundations invest and donate? -- Chapter 1: Increasing the Social Impact of Corporations, Charities, and NGOs -- Chapter 2: Understanding the investor's multiple objectives -- Chapter 3: Understanding the problem the investor wants to address -- Chapter 4: Understanding the investment options -- Section 2: Clarifying and defining your social impact -- Chapter 5: How to create social impacts -- Chapter 6: Clarifying mission, strategy, theory of change, and logic models -- Section 3: Measuring and managing social impact -- Chapter 7: The basic measurement issues -- Chapter 8: Measurement approaches in practice -- Chapter 9: Measuring you impact -- Section 4: Improving your impact -- Chapter 10: Developing a social impact management system -- Chapter 11: How to increase your social impact -- Chapter 12: Summary and call to action
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609949785
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(e-book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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  • (CaONFJC)MIL574334
  • (OCoLC)870590901
Label
Measuring and improving social impacts : a guide for nonprofits, companies, and impact investors, Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yuthas., (ebook)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1407858
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Overview, Objectives, and Organization of the book -- Section 1: Why do individuals, corporations, and foundations invest and donate? -- Chapter 1: Increasing the Social Impact of Corporations, Charities, and NGOs -- Chapter 2: Understanding the investor's multiple objectives -- Chapter 3: Understanding the problem the investor wants to address -- Chapter 4: Understanding the investment options -- Section 2: Clarifying and defining your social impact -- Chapter 5: How to create social impacts -- Chapter 6: Clarifying mission, strategy, theory of change, and logic models -- Section 3: Measuring and managing social impact -- Chapter 7: The basic measurement issues -- Chapter 8: Measurement approaches in practice -- Chapter 9: Measuring you impact -- Section 4: Improving your impact -- Chapter 10: Developing a social impact management system -- Chapter 11: How to increase your social impact -- Chapter 12: Summary and call to action
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609949785
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC1407858
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1407858
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1407858
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10837851
  • (CaONFJC)MIL574334
  • (OCoLC)870590901

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