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Mary Kay Gugerty is Winner of 2018 Terry McAdam Book Award

Posted: 10/10/2018 (CSDE Research)

CSDE congratulates affiliate Mary Kay Gugerty, Professor in Nonprofit Management at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW, and Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics at Northwestern, winners of the Terry McAdam Book Award for their co-authored book The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector.

The Terry McAdam Book Award Committee reviews books published in the nonprofit sector and highlights the very best thinking in management, governance, and capacity building. The committee determined that The Goldilocks Challenge best exemplified the spirit of the award: research-to-practice principles, relevance to the whole nonprofit sector, persuasive reasoning and readability.

Additionally, the committee writes: “The Goldilocks Challenge is about measuring impact. Measuring impact: we all want to do it, know we have to do it…and are all too often frustrated by one-size-fits-all expectations of how to do it, expectations based on large nonprofits that represent so few of the organizations that most of us work with. The Goldilocks Challenge offers a solution: an impact measurement framework that helps organizations decide what elements they should monitor and measure. This framework is based on four principles, called the CART principles: Credible data; Actionable data; Responsible data; and Transportable data. Dive in to learn more about the CART principles and how you can immediately begin using them with the organizations you work with.”

The 2018 Terry McAdam Book Award will be presented at the 2018 Capacity Builders Conference during the Alliance for Nonprofit Management 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on October 11th. Mary Kay Gugerty will be presenting to conference attendees on Friday, October 12th

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