Caroline Fiennes, Founder and Director of Giving Evidence, discusses using rigorous research to improve nonprofit effectiveness, and dispels a common myth regarding the correlation of overhead costs and charity effectiveness. In this segment, Fiennes (a trained physicist) explains why nonprofits “can’t be afraid of the math.”
Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, discusses why grant makers should start paying for true outcomes rather than for services, and talks about why nonprofits should focus more on long-term stability and less on short-term goals.
Jason Cone, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders, discusses misconceptions about humanitarian aid, how medical facilities are now being targeted in conflict areas, and the brave people who put their lives at risk to help others.
Donnel Baird, co-founder and CEO of BlocPower and profiled in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40, discusses the tremendous energy waste that occurs in poor neighborhoods, how to create a social business, and how a start-up can secure investors.