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Don’t Be Fooled By Stories

February 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

We love telling stories. Annual reports are full of them. Organizations work hard to get their stories in magazines and in front of as many people as they can. In fact it’s how most organizations compete with one another. But are the stories that organizations choose to tell about themselves to funders true? In this session dive into how organizations are using stories to compete with one another, why this is leading to billions of dollars being wasted, and how data might just change everything.

Learning Objectives:

  • How the nonprofit sector competes with stories
  • How data is changing this through things such as Pay for Success
  • How all funders can use data to help get more impact per dollar/return on investment

Andrew Means is Head of beyond.uptake, the philanthropic and civic innovation arm of Uptake, and Co-Founder at The Impact Lab. He has previously held leadership positions at The University of Chicago’s Center for Data Science & Public Policy, Groupon, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago. Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors at Ingenuity Inc. and an advisor of Markets for Good.



February 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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