The Suprising Alchemy of Passion and Science

Lissette Rodriguez shares how nonprofits can connect their passion for transforming kids' lives with sharpened theories of change and using data to drive learning and improvement.

Delivered at the 2015 Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence conference, Lissette states: "Smart use of data is what helps you do the job today even better than you did it the day before. It enables you to keep learning from your experiences. It is an important and vital addition to the intuition you already possess and use every day. Science plus passion gives us more fuel for the work than either one alone. It creates a powerful alchemy that enables us to do more, achieve more, and create more for the people and communities we serve."

 

A transcript of Lissette's remarks is available in The Nonprofit Quarterly's Summer 2015 issue