Monthly Archives: January 2015

Similarities between corporations and foundations

I recently received a report from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) about current practices of philanthropic funders, which posed the question, “is grantmaking getting smarter?”  GEO is an organization that ultimately seeks to enable nonprofits to achieve better results.  The … Continue reading

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Learning by Doing

In my last post I reflected on whether people actually use data to make decisions.  I also spoke about direct personal experience as a form of data.  Experience informs most decisions, but not always in a consistent way.  We tend … Continue reading

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If we had better data, we would make better decisions – or would we?

I have spent most of my career getting data, improving data, analyzing data and interpreting what data means. In the early part of my career I was engaged in research as an academic, for the pure curiosity of learning and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Eleanor Bell’s blog on analytics, system dynamics and learning.

I have started this blog in order to have a place to dialogue, explore, and share ideas on systems change, learning, Lean management, measurement and analytics. I see deep connections between the use of measurement and analytics for decision making, … Continue reading

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