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Are Metrics a Distraction to Working Toward Systemic Change?

September 6, 2016  • Maureen Conway

Big data has stolen the hearts of many industries, and philanthropy is no exception.

Foundations rely on measurable results for good reason: They have limited resources and want to make sure their grants are being used as effectively as possible. But could it be that philanthropy’s emphasis on measurable results has detracted from more important goals that are not as easily quantified?

Read more in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.