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Ignoring the data is an invitation to disaster

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06.10.2019

Evaluating good works is a tough ask, because there are a lot of different ways to make people's lives better and it's not easy to reduce them to a common scale where they can be compared.

When it comes to asking for money, the community sector can't get away any more with slap-dash grant applications or tin-rattlers in panda suits.

These days, funders and the public want hard outcomes data.

How exactly do you help people? What happens when you do? Where? Who? How much? Where's the evidence?

Providing this information is a lot of work, but it's important because it means the community sector spends its lean, precious dollars on programs and solutions that have been proven to work.

Evaluating good works is a tough ask because there are a lot of different ways to make people's lives better and it's not easy to reduce them to a common scale where they can be compared.

Commercial enterprises have it easy - all they have to do is count the dollars.

And governments have it easiest of all, because they don't have to provide evidence or make........

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