Manage and analyze both quantitative and qualitative impact data and evidence
Track project performance over time with project metrics and outcomes to adapt and adjust as necessary
Maximize impact at portfolio level with aggregated outcomes and other data
Access radically simple but powerful approaches for analysis and visualization
Gain insights from unique participants across multiple programs, analyzing stakeholder surveys history and easily filter the source of data.
Manage outcome evidence (positive and negative) over time. Monitor progress against a baseline or target for projects and portfolios and respond accordingly.
Deep data aggregation at the portfolio level for improved impact evidence to learn, adjust and improve investment decision-making.
Monetize the value of social impact in financial terms for projects based on stakeholder groups data and your financial proxies.
Create analytics, charts, and dashboards from project data, outcome data, and portfolio data in a single location
Organizations end up hiring M&E managers/analysts whose job it is to collect data from different departments, slice and dice each of the results by quarter, etc. and manage reporting separately.
Unfortunately, this often creates data islands and dilutes the ability to leverage the power of data or understand the hidden trends or where there may be gaps to fill.
Checks & balances are often time-consuming and not insightful due to siloed information and lack of aggregation.
Tools like Excel and Tableau are powerful, but not without their issues and inherent learning curves. Impact Cloud intelligently guides users with the creation of powerful visualizations, based on field and data types, enabling users to choose the most important dynamic filters for their analysis.
With Dashboards, stakeholders are given accurate, specific analysis and, even better, access to a dynamic webpage in which they can quickly see project data, outputs, outcomes, and impact. The key is enabling them to be able to get a quick look at data and, even they want, to go even deeper.
Practitioners are likely dedicating a whole lot of time to reviewing, cleaning, and standardizing data in spreadsheets to be able to aggregate results from projects, countries, portfolios. On top of that, they have to apply formulas and create tables and charts to see aggregated results that are easier to understand, but most times projects are analyzed in silos, meaning that impact expectations are forecasted and reviewed on an investment/grant basis.
Depending on the relationship between them, impact data can be aggregated in order to see beneficiary, project portfolio, outcome or other key objectives and results in a consolidated manner to mitigate individual forecast errors.
With Portfolio insights, analysts and managers can create charts demonstrating the distribution of portfolio projects by profile information like country, amount invested, impact theme, beneficiaries reached and impacted.
Common units of measurement allow users to compare and aggregate on a common footing, summing data across the portfolio and analyze trends and progress towards forecasts. Just like a financial portfolio analysis, managers can understand how impact from different projects and investments benchmark against each other.
With portfolio aggregation, managers mitigate the risk of meeting aggregate expected impact. By focusing attention on the overall portfolio impact and not at the individual level, insights allow to assess the likelihood that portfolio will do better or worse than expected.
Practitioners have a hard time when it comes to assessing SROI. Not only that but the tools used to capture the information required are generally the same they use for general calculations, like spreadsheets.
Without software that enables a user to capture the information required to complete a Social Value analysis in line with the framework for accounting for value (value map), practitioners don't have an easy way to apply of the Principles of Social Value. Many times, experts end lacking confidence that the tool used can produce an accurate social value analysis.
Social Value International certifies that Impact Cloud enables a user to capture the information required to complete a Social Value analysis in line with the framework for accounting for value (Value Map) which is used to facilitate the application of the Principles of Social Value.
If you want to use Impact Cloud for a report that meets Social Value International’s assurance standard, an additional report would be required to explain how the assurance criteria have been addressed.
Impact Cloud demonstrates understanding of, and is consistent with, the Seven Principles of Social Value. See assurance standards here.
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