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E2: Kathleen Kelly Janus – Building an outcomes-focused culture (Part 2 of 3)

This month, we talk with author, teacher, lawyer, and nonprofit-founder Kathleen Kelly Janus about her new book, Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference. Kathleen is a lawyer by training, but is a social entrepreneur herself and now lectures on social entrepreneurship at Stanford. As part of our series on building an outcomes-focused culture, we wanted to talk with Kathleen about some of the challenges and best practices she observed while doing...


Bonus: Arbor Brothers – Building an outcomes-focused culture

Our conversation with Scott Thomas and Sammy Politziner of the Arbor Brothers was so great that we couldn't contain all of their wisdom in one episode. In this bonus episode, we talk with Scott and Sammy about some of the developments they've seen across the sector with respect to outcomes orientation and where they see areas for continued improvement. We discuss the transition from counting outputs to counting outcomes, the concept of cost per outcome, and Scott and Sammy's suggestion for...


E1: Arbor Brothers – Building an outcomes-focused culture (Part 1 of 3)

Scott Thomas and Sammy Politziner of the Arbor Brothers join us for the inaugural episode of the Glass Frog Podcast. We are kicking off the podcast with a three-part series on building an outcomes-focused culture, and our first episode considers the issue from the funder's perspective. The Arbor Brothers team works with what they call "second stage" organizations, rolling up their sleeves to help their grantees build their capacity to drive toward outcomes. We talk to Scott and Sammy about...


Introducing the Glass Frog Podcast

We’re so excited to announce that Glass Frog is starting a podcast! The podcast, which we’ve brilliantly titled the Glass Frog Podcast, will bring together experts and practitioners to explore the many issues that nonprofit organizations face as they seek to do program evaluation. We’ll talk with funders, other consultants, and practitioners across the sector to dig into questions around measurement, culture building, research methodology, evaluation capacity building, and more. We’ll be...