October 27, 2010 - 2:04pm
What is the organization are you partnered with? Global Potential, the flagship project of  Globalhood, Inc. based in New York. Why were you interested in this request?
September 22, 2010 - 4:40pm
September always makes me excited for school. Even though I haven’t started school myself in years, I get to help my children get ready and the others around them.
September 22, 2010 - 1:03pm
This is the third in our update series on the five pro bono projects the Improve Group began in 2010. This interview is with Research and Evaluation Director Deborah Mattila.
August 20, 2010 - 6:16pm
When thinking about the outcomes of a program or service, we usually like to think about the impact on people: how their behavior, attitudes, or knowledge have changed. As I was reflecting on some client's expected outcomes this week, I realized that the word "change" is not clearly defined. I came up with a short typology of change - I'd love your insights about whether there are other types of change that I have missed.
August 18, 2010 - 1:19pm
People engage in collaboration for a number of good reasons:
  1. A problem may seem larger than can be addressed with just one organization’s expertise
August 18, 2010 - 1:12pm
 This is the second of a series of informational interviews on the five pro bono projects the Improve Group is working on in 2010.*  These clients have a wide range of locations, missions and needs.  We had several goals for our pro bono work:
  • Give back to the community in a way that honors our decade of service 
August 11, 2010 - 8:38pm
By Leah Goldstein Moses Each August, the Improve Group staff takes a day out of the office to learn in depth about a topic that we’ve been addressing that year. This year, we focused on working ethically, respectfully and responsibly with people as we do our work.
July 26, 2010 - 8:15pm
Many programs delivered by the nonprofit and public sectors are designed to help change people’s lives. For example:
  • A nonprofit focused on environmental justice hopes to get neighborhood residents involved in grass-roots activism, including calling policy makers, supporting candidates and monitoring environmental issues
  • A county public health department has implemented a number of incentives and opportunities to increase the numbers of people who choose to walk or bike for their regular commute

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