Tag Archives: impact

GiveDirectly – What’s our baseline?

I recently had the chance to catch up with Michael Faye, one of the co-founders of GiveDirectly.   I first wrote about GiveDirectly in December 2012 after meeting with co-founder Rohit Wanchoo and being so impressed both by the approach they … Continue reading

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No, it’s not too much trouble to measure impact

As impact investing goes more mainstream, there is a growing chorus suggesting that impact measurement might be the providence of academics and idealists. (as in, “…we have spent too much time and too many resources discussing impact measurement and trying … Continue reading

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Our benchmark

The other day I had the chance to visit with Rohit Wanchoo, one of the three co-founders of Give Directly. The idea behind Give Directly is so shockingly simple that you can’t help but feel, at first, that it can’t … Continue reading

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Investing in leaders and ideas

At the start of this year, I took on a new role at Acumen as our Chief Innovation Officer. Acumen’s mission is to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas.  The Chief Innovation … Continue reading

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Your job, and leverage

If your life is one of service, then the one question to ask yourself when figuring out where you are and where you’re going is: What role, what organization, what situation allows me to maximize the impact I’m having on … Continue reading

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Project leader or project doer

There’s a lot of confusion about this one, because you can “do” all the work and not lead, and you can effectively “lead” something without doing all the work. So sometimes someone is asked to “lead” a project and what … Continue reading

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