As David Grant sees it, the social profit sector needs to break its habit of valuing quantitative assessment over qualitative assessment. In a metrics-obsessed world, social profit organizations need to bring a new mindset to evaluation in order to achieve the actual societal benefits they are working toward.
Join us to hear from the author of the recent book, The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations. David Grant, former head of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, offers creative strategies for leaders of social profit organizations, funders, and social venture businesses to assess their work in ways that that help achieve future success, rather than simply judging past performance.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
David Grant is the former president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of programs in the foundation’s major areas of giving (Arts, Education, and Environment), as well as the foundation’s major initiatives (Poetry and Nonprofit Capacity Building). Grant now consults with people and organizations that have a social or educational mission, specializing in strategic planning, design of assessment systems, and board development. He has served as chair of the board of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and a member of the board of directors of the Surdna Foundation.