FFI’s Greater Boston Network recently hosted a conversation with Dr. Lehn Benjamin, co-author of the recent “Programs Aren’t Everything” article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The article is a rationale and call for moving beyond the program as the primary unit of analysis to measure outcomes of nonprofit organizations. Benjamin and co-author David C. Campbell argue that the work of frontline staff, as well as the agency of program participants, are critical pieces missing from most mainstream measurement and evaluation frameworks. The Full Frame Approach is cited in the article, along with three other “emerging alternatives”. Benjamin, who is an associate professor at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, discussed her work and potential areas of collaboration in the next stages of her research with members of the Network during a meeting at the Hyde Square Task Force. Subscribers to the Stanford Social Innovation Review can access the article online. If you are interested in learning more about their research, you may contact Dr. Benjamin or Dr. Campbell directly.