Forbes

Forbes: Using Big Data For Social Good

by Roshni Chengappa – Aug 27 2014

Every day, thousands of Americans apply for new credit cards, loans, and mortgages.  In the decision-making process, banks use one number to review a person’s financial history and assess their likelihood to pay off debt: a credit score. Similarly, other industries are striving to mimic this approach by using algorithm-based data to predict future outcomes in various settings. Enter Mission Measurement, the social impact consulting firm attempting to change the way corporations, government agencies, foundations, and non-profits invest in philanthropic causes by using data to forecast social impact program outcomes.

 

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