Nonprofits, Innovation, and Performance Measurement: Separating Fact from Fiction

By     May 20, 2010
Former Director at National Arts Strategies

Fielding Grasty

A recent study from Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies on constraints on innovation in the NP sector (incl. arts specifically). Limited resources cited as constraint on both innovation itself and the ability to perform rigorous program evaluation in service of identifying innovative programs. Folk wisdom of correlation between organization size and innovation is also challenged: "Innovative activity was particularly pronounced among the larger organizations, challenging the common assumption that organizations become less innovative as they grow in size and become more bureaucratic and suggesting that innovation requires resources..."

Nonprofits, Innovation, and Performance Measurement: Separating Fact from Fiction .

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