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Impact Cloud Dashbord Examples

Learn how to create an impact dashboard to track and measure the social impact of your nonprofit organization or social impact initiative. Discover best practices for selecting metrics and indicators, collecting and analyzing data, and using the results to improve program effectiveness.

What is an Impact Cloud® Dashboard?

An impact dashboard is a tool that is used to track and measure the social impact of a nonprofit organization or social impact initiative. It typically includes a set of metrics and indicators selected to reflect the key goals and objectives of the program, as well as the resources and activities needed to achieve those goals. Collecting and analyzing data on these metrics and indicators over time, an impact dashboard can help demonstrate the program's progress and impact and identify areas for improvement.

Impact dashboards can be helpful for various purposes, including program planning and evaluation, fundraising, and communication with stakeholders. They can help provide a clear and concise way to communicate a program's impact and track its progress over time. By selecting the right metrics and indicators and collecting and systematically analyzing data, an impact dashboard can be a powerful tool for demonstrating the social impact of a nonprofit organization or social impact initiative.

An Impact Insight dashboard called an impact cloud (IC) dashboard, is a visual representation of data that tells a story. Sopact's impact dashboards are integrated with advanced real-time social impact strategy, data collection, and data analytics with a robust business intelligence platform.   I

 

 

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HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?

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Unique Value Proposition

Soapct's Impact Cloud is the only platform that starts with 100s of out-of-box impact strategies aligned to social purpose programs and helps rapidly collect data.  Our advanced integration architecture allows you to collect data from the most common data approach into a business intelligence platform within the shortest time without losing any power of advanced business intelligence platforms such as Tableau or PowerBI. 

Tableau and PowerBI

Tableau and PowerBI are advanced data visualization and analytics software widely used by nonprofits to track and measure the impact of their programs and operations. However, there are a few challenges that nonprofits with lower IT resources and budgets may face when using Tableau:

  1. While Tableau and PowerBI provide advanced business intelligence, it is designed to be something other than a purpose designed to solve complex impact analytics. Of course, you can always put together a solution, but it will take a lot more time and impact management expertise, which is rarely available in social-purpose organizations.
  2. Cost: Tableau and PowerBI are commercial software, meaning nonprofits must purchase licenses. This can be a challenge for organizations with limited budgets, as the price of a Tableau license can be relatively high.
  3. IT resources: Tableau and Power BI requires a certain level of technical expertise to use effectively, which can be challenging for organizations with limited IT resources. Nonprofits may need to invest in training or hire additional staff to use Tableau and Power BI effectively.
  4. Integration with other systems: Tableau and Power BI may require integration with other systems and databases to work effectively. This can be challenging for organizations with limited IT resources, as it may require additional technical expertise and resources to set up and maintain the integration.
Overall, Tableau and Power BI can be powerful tools for nonprofits looking to track and measure the impact of their programs and operations. However, organizations with limited IT resources and budgets need help when using it, such as the cost of a license, technical expertise, and the need to integrate with other systems.
Salesforce

Salesforce is a powerful customer relationship management (CRM) platform widely used by nonprofits to track and manage their operations and interactions with stakeholders. However, there are a few challenges that nonprofits with lower IT resources and budgets may face when using Salesforce dashboards:

  1. Cost: Salesforce is commercial software, meaning nonprofits must purchase a subscription. This can be a challenge for organizations with limited budgets, as the price of a Salesforce subscription can be relatively high.
  2. IT resources: Salesforce requires a certain level of technical expertise to use effectively, which can be challenging for organizations with limited IT resources. Nonprofits may need to invest in training or hire additional staff to use Salesforce effectively.
  3. Limitations in analytics: While Salesforce provides various data visualization and analytics tools, it may have different advanced features and capabilities than more specialized business intelligence platforms. This can be a limitation for organizations that need more robust analytics capabilities.

Overall, Salesforce can be a powerful tool for nonprofits looking to track and manage their operations and interactions with stakeholders. However, organizations with limited IT resources and budgets may need help with using it, such as the cost of a subscription, technical expertise, and limitations in analytics compared to more advanced business intelligence platforms.

Custom Dashboards

Sopact Impact Cloud is designed based on advanced business intelligence platforms such as AirB&B and 100s of organizations looking for mission-critical analytics. Custom-developed dashboards are built specifically for an organization using custom programming and software development. While custom-developed dashboards can be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of an organization, they may have some limitations compared to advanced business intelligence software:

  1. Cost: Custom-developed dashboards can be expensive to create, as they require the time and expertise of software developers to build and maintain. This can be a challenge for organizations with limited budgets.
  2. Maintenance: Custom-developed dashboards may require ongoing maintenance and updates to remain functional and practical. This can be a challenge for organizations with limited IT resources, as it may require additional technical expertise and resources to maintain the dashboard.
  3. Limited functionality: Custom-developed dashboards may have a different level of advanced features and functionality than more specialized business intelligence software. This can be a limitation for organizations that need more robust analytics capabilities.
  4. Integration with other systems: Custom-developed dashboards may require integration with other systems and databases to work effectively. This can be challenging for organizations with limited IT resources, as it may require additional technical expertise and resources to set up and maintain the integration.

Overall, custom-developed dashboards can be a valuable tool for organizations that need specific features and functionality unavailable in off-the-shelf software. However, they may have some limitations compared to advanced business intelligence software, such as higher costs, ongoing maintenance, limited functionality, and the need to integrate with other systems.

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Must haves for

Social Impact Dashboard

Fundamental must-haves for a social impact dashboard:

  • Clear goals and objectives: A social impact dashboard should be aligned with the organization's or program's goals and objectives. This will help ensure that the dashboard tracks the right metrics and indicators and that the data it collects is relevant and meaningful.
  • Relevant metrics and indicators: The metrics and indicators included in a social impact dashboard should be carefully selected to reflect the organization's or program's key goals and objectives. They should be measurable, relevant, and verifiable, providing insights into the program's progress and impact.
  • Data collection and analysis: A social impact dashboard should be designed to collect and analyze data systematically and consistently. This may involve using automated tools or processes or establishing protocols for manual data collection and analysis.
  • User-friendly interface: A social impact dashboard interface should be easy to use and understand so stakeholders can easily access and interpret the data.
  • Customization and flexibility: A social impact dashboard should be customized and flexible to be tailored to the organization's or program's specific needs and priorities. It should be able to accommodate different data sources and formats and should be able to adapt to changing goals and objectives over time.

 

SDG Impact Dashboards

  • Alignment with the SDGs: An SDG impact dashboard should be closely aligned with the specific SDGs the organization or program is working to achieve. This will help ensure that the dashboard tracks the right metrics and indicators and that the data it collects is relevant and meaningful.
  • National or local benchmark: Comparison with the most relevant data

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