Tag Archives: impact

The Power of Lean Data

In the last few months, I’ve been writing more about the evolution in how we’re thinking about impact measurement at Acumen. We call in Lean Data. Until now, there’s really not been a good way for social enterprises to measure … Continue reading

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Geeking out Next Thursday

I’m looking forward to speaking at the Catalyst for Social Change event this coming Thursday, November 12. I’ll be speaking together with Jake Porway, the founder of DataKind and Samuel Sia, one of MIT’s Innovators under 35. The event is … Continue reading

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Here’s what you’ve been able to do

The Citibike app has a nice new feature, a pull-down menu that shows information on your latest ride and on your cumulative rides.* It’s pretty cool to see that I’ve done 613 rides for 113 hours, covering nearly 700 miles. … Continue reading

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CEO of me

Each person we meet in a professional setting sees two things: the person we are and the role we play. Often, that role casts a long shadow, as people are quick to look for shortcuts in figuring out who they’re … Continue reading

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Impact: The Future is Now (Take 2)

Something strange happened with the embedded YouTube video in my last post for email subscribers. Until I figure that out, here it is again:  

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Impact: The Future Is Now

One of my greatest points of pride from 2014 is how far we have come at Acumen in how we think about and measure impact. So much of the talk in impact investing feels stalled on the question of whether … Continue reading

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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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