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Category Archives: Politics
The outlook for public funding of U.S. social services programs has taken a notably positive turn in recent months, with state budgets continuing to stabilize. However, federal and local spending levels remain uncertain. According to a report released May 2 … Continue reading
Performance politics in the education world took a turn last week when a number of civil rights and education groups backed the Obama administration’s competitive grant programs, including Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and Promise Neighborhoods. While competitive … Continue reading
Congratulations to Daniel Stid at the Bridgespan Group for shedding light on a topic that is vitally important to the future of social impact in this country: the power of social services organizations to thwart social innovation. Daniel and I … Continue reading
Daniel Stid at the Bridgespan Group has written a provocative new piece on the politics of performance management for the Washington Post entitled “The Social Services Industrial Complex.” In it, Stid compares the national network of nonprofit organizations that provide … Continue reading
What happens when the drive for increased performance runs into entrenched political resistance? The answer may say something about the durability of performance management as a trend in the nonprofit and public sectors. One recent example is the Community Services … Continue reading