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Impact Perspectives

Learn about major trends in social impact management, topics in social impact framework, social impact reporting and data management in mission-driven organizations.

Unmesh Sheth | Oct 18, 2017 10:17:49 AM

The Future of Impact Management & Reporting

This week in San Francisco @SOCAP 10th Anniversary I had the opportunity to talk to social impact thinkers, practitioners, and leaders. While many impact ...

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Impact Communication, impact report
Vivek Surve | Oct 12, 2017 10:21:00 AM

Impact Data For Growth

  An Impact investor seeks to produce beneficial social or environmental outcomes. In international development & carbon markets, this is called additionality. ...

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impact data, Impact growth, impact funds, impact investing
Latika Bahadur | Oct 10, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Data Management for Community Development

  For Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), data integrity is particularly essential to influence policy, improve operations on the ground and ...

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Perspectives on Reporting, Impact Management, CDFI, Data Aggregation, Social Impact
Jenny Berstad | Oct 3, 2017 6:49:00 PM

Why Use a Cloud-Based Solution for your organization's Impact Management Process

 

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Perspectives on Reporting
Jenny Berstad | Sep 4, 2017 9:41:34 PM

ImpactTech with SaaS

 

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Impact Perspectives
Vivek Surve | Sep 4, 2017 9:41:17 PM

Next Frontier for Social Impact Measurement & Reporting

 

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Perspectives on Reporting
Rachel Dodd | Aug 29, 2017 11:34:52 AM

How to get Social Impact Outcome Metrics

 

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Perspectives on Metrics
Unmesh Sheth | Aug 24, 2017 9:01:00 AM

3 Signs That You Need Data Aggregation Software

In recent years, business across all sectors have demonstrated a big concern on acquiring the right technology to solve their impact data management ...

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SaaS, Impact Perspectives
Lorena Rodriguez | Aug 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Convergence

Overview of the SDGs The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also referred to as The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is a set of ...

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Impact Perspectives
Rachel Dodd | Aug 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Selecting a Funder's Social Impact Metrics

 There’s no "One Kind" of foundation or Impact Investor and the variations boil down to lots of factors including their Vision statements. Today let's talk ...

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Perspectives on Metrics
Rachel Dodd | Jul 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Catch-22 of Social Impact Measurement

There's a Catch-22 in impact assessment. Funders choose metrics based on the varying capacity of grantees. To measure consistently, this capacity is only as ...

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Perspectives on Metrics
Hetal Sheth | Jul 25, 2017 5:30:41 PM

How Impact Management is Now Within Reach

"I want to learn from impact data but isn't  impact data collection and aggregation is expensive?" The answer? It doesn't need to be. Even though it is a ...

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Perspectives on Strategy
Hetal Sheth | Jul 20, 2017 5:14:01 PM

Is Impact Data Collection Changing?

In the social sector there is a growing need to collect and make better use of our data. We need more data both for informed decision making and capacity ...

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Perspectives on Reporting
Rachel Dodd | Jul 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

How to Start Measuring Social Impact

Social impact measurement is complicated. Sometimes it feels like a tangled mess of data, indicators, spreadsheets, and numbers that nobody believes. It ...

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Perspectives on Strategy
Rachel Dodd | Jul 13, 2017 11:01:00 AM

What to Know about Standardized Social Impact Metrics

I like to think of each metrics standard as its own 'language.' Standards help us speak the same language as others in our network. If you are communicating ...

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Rachel Dodd | Jul 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Best Practices for Social Impact Metrics Selection

The most important element to an enduring selection of social impact metrics is the foundational impact framework that supports it. We need a strong impact ...

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Perspectives on Metrics
Hetal Sheth | Jul 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Is Impact Measurement Worth the Financial Strain?

As a rule, commercial organizations measure their success by financial returns (profits), while mission-driven organizations measure success by their ability ...

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Perspectives on Reporting
Rachel Dodd | Jun 8, 2017 11:30:08 AM

Merging the Creative and Quantitative in Impact Storytelling

What makes for a successful impact report? One answer is, data. Indeed, a distant wave is amassing great size and potential just off of the shore of the world ...

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Dr. Ellen Szarleta | May 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Time to revisit your social impact assessment strategy?

Nonprofit organizations courageously embrace the opportunity to effect change in our communities - improving the quality of life of their stakeholders is an ...

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Perspectives on Reporting
Alan Pierce | Apr 28, 2017 11:08:37 AM

Aligning Impact Reporting to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have challenged both the public and private sector to amplify the outcomes of purpose-driven work. Part of this ...

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Perspectives on Reporting
Alan Pierce | Apr 24, 2017 11:21:04 AM

Data collection strategy (II): Tips and tools for successful implementation

Did you miss Part One of this blog? Read it here. Social impact measurement cannot be done without collecting impact data. Of course, it is much easier said ...

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Perspectives on Strategy
Alan Pierce | Apr 6, 2017 3:13:10 PM

Offline & Online Data Collection (I): Assessing Needs

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. When put in the context of social impact data, this wisdom from the inimitable Sherlock Holmes ...

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Perspectives on Strategy
Unmesh Sheth | Mar 14, 2017 1:55:42 PM

How to Improve Salesforce User Experience

Salesforce.org has become the leader in providing a flexible platform for mission-driven organizations to build their own data architecture to manage ...

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Perspectives on Reporting
Alan Pierce | Feb 11, 2017 10:35:39 AM

Demonstrating Impact: Choosing the right impact metrics

Successful mission-driven organizations artfully articulate impact to a variety of audiences. And they are often “multilingual” in doing so, because with ...

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Perspectives on Metrics
Alan Pierce | Dec 2, 2016 11:37:10 AM

Actionable Impact Management: Better Impact Assessment & Communication Framework

      Across sectors, organizations are realizing that measuring and communicating impact isn’t just about satiating a moral imperative, it is fundamentally ...

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Perspectives on Strategy
Unmesh Sheth | Nov 10, 2016 5:54:27 AM

Impact Conversations: Lean Impact Methodology

Nonprofits and other grantee program organizations have a hard fought impact on the world. This impact is the product of enduring emotional resilience, ...

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