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Andrew Wolk has an interesting post on his blog today that stresses the critical need to prioritize data in our efforts to advance a social innovation agenda for the country.  He credits our CEO & President, Jane Wales, for her leadership in advising the planning of the new White House Office of  Social Innovation, and identifies two major data issues that deserve its focus:

1. The “first challenge” is the better use of current data, including how and what we collect

2.  And the second – and far more complex –  challenge is  the need to develop some type of taxonomy that lets us drive performance based on agreed-upon indicators for different social issues.

Update:

Paul Brest has a great post on this from yesterday that goes further in-depth on the need to incorporate standard metrics across the nonprofit world to better measure impact.

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