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A buzzed-about term currently making the rounds in philanthropy circles is “moneyball philanthropy.” It’s the idea, based on the book “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis (a great movie, too), that philanthropic organizations and individual donors should make better use of metrics to analyze charities before choosing which ones to fund.

This idea of using metrics to judge value isn’t new to philanthropy, but moneyball philanthropy suggests we have been measuring the wrong things.

This article by Charles Eaton, president of Creating IT Futures Foundation, explores charitable giving and offers four things you might want to consider when judging the value and effectiveness of the next charity you donate to.



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