Here's one problem with lists - we expect them to be comprehensive. Yesterday I banged out a post about data providers/organizers/analysts - those individuals and entities seeking to address the need for comparable, independent, credible, meaningful data about nonprofits and philanthropic investments. Well, I forgot a few. So here are some more:
And here is the invitation - a new colleague of mine, Steve Goldberg, and I want to build out this list as comprehensively as possible and then see if the minds behind these efforts will join us in thinking about what this all means, where it all may be going, what else might be needed. How can you get involved:
Of course, existing data providers such as Guidestar, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Charity Navigator, GiveWell, Charity Scorecard, the IRS, Attorneys General, Better Business Bureau, etc. form a core component of this expanding marketplace of data.
- Keystone's "Impact" sessions
- Urban Institute Outcome Indicators
- Acumen Fund/Google/Salesforce's work on Portfolio Data Management
- Jed Emerson's new work, From Fragmentation to Function: Critical Concepts and Writings on Social Capital Market’s Structure
- Performance data commons, a recommendation from Keystone
- UPenn's Center on High Impact Philanthropy
- Various reports and services from New Philanthropy Capital
- The Nonprofit Reporter
- Comment on this blog list and add the missing organizations or efforts
- Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know if you want to be added to an email group -the first step in organizing conversation.