I’m still digging out after being gone last week. Tomorrow I’ll be out all day at a planned giving conference in San Francisco. In the meantime, sharpen your pencils…(or I guess, pull out your ergonomic keyboards) and get ready to submit a post to the next Giving Carnival. This week’s topic is, “How should social impact (or nonprofit effectiveness) be evaluated?” How can we best understand the output of nonprofit or for profit social enterprises? It is not enough to simply say that an organization is “doing good”. How much good are they doing and how effective are they are turning “inputs” (donations and/or investment dollars) into social “outputs”?