Own Your Social Science
Social sciences are the scientific study of human society and social relationships as it impacts fields such as economics or politics.
What does your nonprofit do that results in a community change? What are the social sciences that both govern your sector space and are applied by your own mission and vision?
I think we’re so busy raising funds and telling stories and recruiting volunteers that the real social science of our work - the study, the inputs, the impact, the outcomes - are not just getting lost, they’re not even being tracked or studied.
We need to make owning our social sciences sexy.
Yes. Sexy. I think nonprofits that know who they are, who they’re helping, why the problem exists and how it truly gets addressed or solved is as sexy as it gets.
Everything else is just posturing. It probably looks good, but it’s not as real.
[ ben bisbee ]