Archive | April 2015

Impact: So What? Measuring and Learning around Accountability

Measuring Impact in Accountability panel

By: Anne Sophie Ranjbar, Accountability Lab Associate Director.

The Accountability Lab and Feedback Labs recently co-hosted an event at the OpenGov Hub in Washington, DC entitled “Impact: So What?” The idea was to generate an honest conversation around how we are measuring impact in the accountability and transparency space and what we can collectively learn from this process to help us improve. Read More…

Nepal Earthquake: How Can I Help?

This blog post was originally published by The Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

On Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with additional tremors continuing throughout the last three days. Nearly 5,000 are already confirmed dead, with many thousands more injured and/or without adequate food, water, or shelter.  At times like this, the first question for many is, “How can I help?” For those who want to help, here’s what you need to know now.


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Three Reasons Why SXSW is All About Social Good

Blair and Nora at SXSWBy: Blair Glencorse, Executive Director, and Nora Rahimian, Arts for Change Strategist at Accountability Lab. This blog post was originally published by Social Good Summit Austin.

From events on storytelling to fashion blogging, SXSW has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings as a local music festival in 1987. At the first SXSW there were just a few bands playing in a downtown parking lot to a group of Austin music lovers; this year the festival included the likes of Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Ryan Gosling, with thousands of attendees from all over the world. The mix is so eclectic that after several days, listening to a micro-biologist discuss social media trends with a skateboarding champion or the sight of people in giant squirrel costumes reading novels on a park bench seem almost mundane. Read More…