Jul 29

The Numbers Behind the Headlines from the Middle East

The news out of the Middle East has been pulling at my emotions for days now, and with a degree in foreign policy and a career in metrics I wanted to look deeper and put some of the numbers we have all seen in the news into a context.

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Jun 30

Most Generous Cities in America 2014

A few days ago Blackbaud released a report analyzing the “most generous online cities.”  As this analysis only includes contributions through their system, it is likely that major gifts are not included as those most likely utilize checks rather than online credit card donations.  While this could limit some analysis, it also will focus analysis …

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May 30

VHS: An Example of Failed Management by Metric

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Today’s announcement about the resignation of Gen. Eric Shinseki capes a week’s news cycle that spotlights the ramifications if an attempt to manage by metrics is poorly implemented.  With good intentions, Gen. Shinseki committed in 2009 that the Veterans Heath Administration (VHA) would reduce the lag for primary care appointments from 30 days to 14 days.  …

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Jul 31

Jewish Question Bank released by BJPA

This week’s release of the Jewish Survey Question Bank by the Berman Jewish Policy Archive is a major step for the promotion of more frequent and standard evaluations of Jewish programs. As Sarah Bunin Benor alluded to in her July 23rd article in eJewish Philanthropy after deciding to conduct a study, one of the first …

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