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Mission Measurement Trendletter - February 28, 2014
Mission Measurement Trendletter - January 29, 2014
Today’s funders and many other social-sector stakeholders represent a new generation of “value-seekers.” Rather than investing in social programs that meet some arbitrary effectiveness threshold or proffer anecdotal success stories, they want to see real changes in the outcomes they care most about, and at a reasonable cost.
While we should not romanticize the deeply unjust system, the close connection between Downton as a hub of commerce and the people that worked and lived there can teach lessons about the importance of socially responsible behavior in delivering strong business results.
The federal government shutdown is just the latest manifestation of a dysfunctional budget process on the brink of collapse. But despite popular conception, partisanship isn’t the problem. This country was founded on plurality and democratic debate, and we want as much partisanship as possible. What we’re missing is a constructive framework for resolving partisanship. This is the secret answer to the budgeting crisis, and more broadly, to transforming political debate in America.