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Open Access Week 2017: We're Open in Order to ...

October 18, 2017

Each year during the last week of October, SPARC gathers activists, academics, librarians, publishers, archivists, and students to sing from the rooftops about the critical importance of open access efforts in all sectors and all corners of the globe. And of course IssueLab is glad to join in such good company for International Open Access Week! …

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New Evaluation Collection Allows Social Sector to Easily Share Results

July 07, 2017

We believe that the ability to learn shouldn’t be limited by who you know. Every day foundations and nonprofits learn hard-earned lessons about what’s worked, what hasn’t, and why. But not enough of them share those lessons consistently and openly. Now there is a simple way for foundations, nonprofits, and the evaluators they work with to …

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How to Increase Visibility for Your Nonprofit Report

April 28, 2017

So, you know how attending a conference can let you unhook from your to-do list and take in another way of to-do-ing? You let yourself dream a little, let possibilities come into view. I love that moment of potentiality, though it tends to get chased out pretty quickly by that “uh – we aren’t doing …

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Social Change & The Critical Importance of Open Archiving

March 30, 2017

Publisher’s Note: This article originally appeared on HistPhil as part of a forum focused on archives and knowledge management in philanthropy. We’re republishing the article now because of World Backup Day on March 31st, which is an annual reminder to backup important online documents and memories. IssueLab stores critical thought and research outcomes from social sector organizations, …

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A Lineage of Ideas

May 23, 2016

As a co-founder of IssueLab.org of course I believe we should share our research and encourage others to be forthcoming about the research–case studies, evaluations, and other reports–they produce or sponsor. One of the biggest reasons we created the site was to provide a kind of nonprofit infrastructure of ideas that operationalizes our belief that …

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How Free is Free?

May 04, 2016

In celebration of Open Access week, IssueLab shared a number of posts about why, and how, the social sector can be more open about what it’s learning. The full set of posts can be viewed on medium.com, but we believe this one about open repositories is worth sharing again as we launch the new and …

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