May 11, 2016

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“Philanthropy is all about choices: the choice to give, the choice of how to give and who to give it to, even the choice of when to declare victory or admit failure.” “This website is designed to help you make sense of those choices—whether you are an individual giver, a professional, a board member, an advisor or someone who simply cares enough about philanthropy to want to make it better than it is today.” TheRead More
Feedback Labs is a group of organizations that wants to see citizens become central throughout the development process, from start to finish. We look inclusively at four stages of the development cycle – governments, funders, NGOs & civil society, and citizens – to make sure that feedback loops are present between all stages. Keystone has joined a consortium of like-minded organizations committed to making governments, NGOs and donors more responsive to the needs of theirRead More
David Bonbright is interviewed for the Uncommon Giving radio show called Improving the effectiveness of social purpose organisations. The show hosted by Chicke Fitzgerald explores David’s working background and Keystone’s work. Listen to the interview here.Read More
Feedback Labs is a  consortium of like-minded organizations committed to making governments, NGOs and donors more responsive to the needs of their constituents. We work through human-centered design, adaptive processes, technology, and trust to bridge communication gaps between everyday people and the institutions that should meet their most pressing needs. Keystone is a founding member along with Ashoka, Center for Global Development, Development Gateway, FrontlineSMS, GlobalGiving, GroundTruth Initiative, and Ushahidi. For more information, please visitRead More
The World Bank’s Spring meetings this year showcased the Bank’s deepening commitment to what it calls Citizen Voices. Following up on the first ever global meeting on Constituent Voices in March this year, Citizen Voices: Citizen Engagement for Enhanced Development Impact, the bank held a panel at its Spring meetings to report out from the Citizen Voices conference and explore possible next steps. Caroline Anstey, Managing Director at the World Bank Group, Corinne Woods, Director ofRead More
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 2012/3 Dutch cohort

In 2012 a cohort of 16 Dutch NGOs tool the Keystone survey in collaboration with Partos and Resultante. The Dutch organisations receive high satisfaction ratings compared to the global cohort: seven out of the ten highest rated organisations are Dutch and only two out of the bottom twenty are Dutch. 

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The Keystone Development Partnership Survey launched in 2010 with a survey of over 3,000 local partners of 28 international NGOs. Since then, another 32 INGOs have taken the survey, and over 10,000 local partners have been surveyed.

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Jay Naidoo is founding General Secretary of Cosatu, former Minister in the Mandela Government and Chair of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). In his article, he argues that citizen engagement is essential for effective development, strengthening the quality of policymaking and the “science” of service delivery with improved social accountability. In order to increase engagement, he calls for open data platforms. You can read the article here.Read More
Kai discusses Keystone’s What Investees Think report in his Latest from Alliance article. In it, he contrasts going to the gym with impact investing, concluding that in both, merely having the right intent is not enough.  Read More
Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator and William Schambra, director of the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal argue the pros and cons of emphasizing nonprofit outcomes metrics. Ken’s article is available here, and William’s is available here. Both are published through Nonprofit Quarterly.Read More