The Limits of Nonprofit Impact – HBS Working Paper

By     Jun 24, 2010
   

Nonprofits are under growing pressure to demonstrate their impact to funders as well as taxpayers. This working paper argues that while performance measurement is a helpful management tool, it is not always appropriate to focus on impacts depending on the scale and scope of an organization's activities and theory of change. Though the examples focus on poverty alleviation, the discussion and questions are highly relevant for all nonprofits.

The Limits of Nonprofit Impact - HBS Working Paper.