There are new paradigms to measure impact. In Forces for Good, the authors give us several thoughts about the new paradigms for the high-impact nonprofit. Here are a few examples for your consideration:
Work externally with all sectors.
Use leverage to change systems.
Harness market forces and work with
Nurture networks of nonprofits, build the
Empower others to lead and take action.
Invest in the basics: people, fundraising,
Focus primarily on their own
Use only organization growth to scale impact.
Avoid working with business or capitalism.
See fellow nonprofits as competitors.
Maintain a command-and-
Neglect building infrastructure through insufficient spending on overhead.
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