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Past Imperfect

How successful have charities been over the last few decades

It is perhaps the single most important question a charity, or any other organisation, can ask itself: are we doing a good job? It is also one which is very difficult to answer for most not for profit organisations. While companies can easily measure profit, charities march to a different drum and set of measurement metrics. So the difficulty in measurement is partly, because working out what timescales to analyse (long-term change versus short-term impact) can be complicated, and partly because most organisations struggle to find the resources to conduct this type of analysis.

Past Imperfect Report February 2016
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