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Groundwork

Groundwork is about laying the infrastructure for your impact measurement framework. A new era of impact reporting is coming. One in which social interventions are held to a new standard - a higher standard of impact assessment. Stay ahead of this wave by utilizing existing technology to equip you with the tools you need to collect, assess, and demonstrate your impact.

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Step One | Groundwork

  • Vision, Mission, and Goals
  • Program Structure
  • Theory of Change
  • Managing Change

Step Two | Metrics

Metrics outlines a process for securing a list of enduring metrics that will offer strategic insights as well as answer any reporting requirements. The key is having well-defined metrics with a definition, sample answer, and usage guidelines along with a mapped out data pipeline. 

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Step Two | Metrics

  • Measure What Matters 
  • Standard Metrics Alignment
  • Metrics Data Pipeline (Part 1)

Step Three | Data 

Data covers a variety of important logistical considerations. This step analyzes the type of data you are collecting, the parameters (both financial and operational) that you have to operate within and suggests various tools for impact data management. 

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Step Three | Data

  • Metrics Data Pipeline (Part 2)
  • Data Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning

Step Four | Impact Report 

Impact Reports makes sure that once your impact data is assessed, the findings are put to good use. There are various ways of learning how to share the findings of your impact with donors, funders, board members, and public. This takes into serious consideration the importance of transparency and accountability in impact reporting.

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Step Four | Impact Report

  • Reporting Types
  • Best Practices

A New Era of Impact Measurement

Lean Impact Measurement (LIM) is about more than proving your good deeds - it's about learnings for strategic planning. This new social impact framework is designed through collaboration between leading social impact measurement researchers and universities.  It includes standards for impact reporting are developing across the social sector. In order to keep up, organizations must revisit their impact assessment practices and make sure they are enduring for long-term evaluation and learnings. Like the Lean Startup movement, Lean Impact Measurement provides a flexible framework for an enduring process. 

LIM is an open source framework that is co-created by SoPact and the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre out of the Melbourne Business School. It will be released in a series of eBooks that cover LIM's four steps.

Download Volume One Groundwork

Why this Social Impact Framework?

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Diverse Perspectives

Lean Impact Measurement was co-created by impact assessment researchers, social sector employees, and technology experts. These diverse perspectives lend to an accessible and in-depth outline of each step on users' impact assessment journey.
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Action Oriented

The eBook series associated with this Framework is designed to be highly functional. The steps include activities to be performed and documented to cement your impact strategy.
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Lean

In keeping with the Lean Methodology, LIM is meant to be an iterative and collaborative process. This makes it adaptable to various organizational needs. 
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Data-Driven

This Framework steers users towards a data-driven impact measurement approach. It highlights the importance of both qualitative and quantitative impact data. The eBook series features many tools including but not limited to SoPact's own Impact Cloud offerings.
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Ownership

If you feel that your impact assessment infrastructure is dictated by years of requirements and capacity hindrances, it might be time to reclaim your impact. The eBook series places the insights and tools you'll need in one place in chronological order. 
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Team Building

Everyone on your team from the leadership on holds a piece of the puzzle. Collaborative and engaging, the Lean Impact Measurement Framework is about collectively and cohesively building an enduring impact assessment infrastructure. 

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