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Alan Pierce


Alan is a social sector consultant and one of the founding directors of Quantica Education, a school of social entrepreneurship in Colombia.

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Alan Pierce 1/3/20 12:00 AM 7 min read

How to Choose the Right Impact Indicators to Demonstrate Impact

Successful mission-driven organizations artfully articulate impact to a variety of ...
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Alan Pierce 9/3/19 1:20 PM 4 min read

3 Tips for Measuring Social Impact Projects

Have you ever led a social organization or directed a project with a global reach? If so, ...
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Alan Pierce 7/16/19 10:39 AM 5 min read

A Guide on Choosing Impact Metrics for Gender Lens Investing

The emergence of gender lens investing in recent years has punctuated a larger global ...
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Alan Pierce 6/29/19 3:09 PM 7 min read

Why shift from MDG To SDG?

Global development planning and initiatives have changed immensely in recent decades. ...
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Alan Pierce 5/3/19 3:26 PM 5 min read

5 Ways to Improve Nonprofit Theory of Change

Every nonprofit should define a theory of change (TOC). We know that this doesn’t happen ...
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Alan Pierce 4/22/19 8:19 PM 6 min read

One Tool You Must Have for a Lean Data

Lean Data Measurement How we acquire impact data goes a long way toward how much we are ...
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Alan Pierce 4/16/19 12:31 PM 5 min read

3 Reasons Why Collective Impact Model is the Future of Social Change

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Alan Pierce 12/13/18 1:58 PM 7 min read

How to Measure Sdg Impact & Sustainable Development Goals (Part 2)

Reports year after year tell us that we are far behind schedule on achieving the 17 ...
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Alan Pierce 12/12/18 4:53 PM 5 min read

Impact Investing Examples That Are Changing the World in 2022

The World Economic Forum recently outlined the ways in which impact investing could ...
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Alan Pierce 12/11/18 2:43 PM 6 min read

Ensuring Quality SDG Measurement for all 17 SDG Goals (Part 1)

Every single one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals represents an urgent need on a ...
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Alan Pierce 11/30/18 1:37 PM 5 min read

SDG Indicators for SDG 4: Quality Education Includes Health & Poverty

How can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ? We can bring them as close ...
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Alan Pierce 11/26/18 8:01 AM 5 min read

Why SDG 17 is the Most Important UN SDG?

  If you check any list which ranks the most important Sustainable Development Goals ...
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Alan Pierce 11/25/18 7:58 PM 5 min read

Understanding SDG 11 Indicators for Sustainable Cities and Communities

By the year 2050, nearly 70% of the global population is expected to live in urban areas. ...
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Alan Pierce 10/29/18 9:14 PM 5 min read

5 Impact Learnings  From Family Foundation Impact Investing

If you search Google for family foundation impact investing one of the first results ...
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Alan Pierce 10/1/18 9:34 AM 4 min read

Aligning Business With The UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ostensibly a vision. They’re a shared ...
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Alan Pierce 9/20/18 5:22 PM 4 min read

What is impact investing and how to find right investment?

The best impact investing funds offer the socially-conscious investor an actionable way ...
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Alan Pierce 9/17/18 2:46 PM 4 min read

Understanding Social Performance with Theory of Change

In the world of microfinance, there are social returns to be accounted for, in addition ...
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Alan Pierce 8/21/18 2:32 PM 6 min read

How Can a Business Use Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative has been around for decades. It is widely used, but ...
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Alan Pierce 7/26/18 3:21 PM 5 min read

Here's How to Improve Your Foundations' Mission Related Investing

You might think that foundations allocate a considerable amount of their capital towards ...
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Alan Pierce 6/25/18 11:21 PM 5 min read

Common Pitfalls When Using IRIS Indicators (And How to Avoid Them)

Superficial impact metrics  or simply copying and pasting IRIS metrics over your ...
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Alan Pierce 6/10/18 10:44 PM 5 min read

Why Do We Keep Producing Impact Reports, But Not Intended Impact?

The impact space is inundated with impact reports. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. ...
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Alan Pierce 6/3/18 3:03 PM 6 min read

3 Tools to Help You Calculate SROI (Social Return on Investment)

In Part I of this blog series we looked at the Social Return on Investment (SROI) ...
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Alan Pierce 5/28/18 5:55 PM 8 min read

How to Calculate Social Return On Investment (SROI) - Part 1

  A lot of people try to get to a number for SROI Ratio and it misses the truth. The ...
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Alan Pierce 4/24/18 12:47 PM 5 min read

Impact Evaluation of Social Innovation Programs

A wave of social enterprise excitement has taken hold across the globe. The power of ...
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Alan Pierce 3/25/18 1:24 PM 8 min read

How to Strategise in the End-to-End Impact Ecosystem?

According to a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network, more than $100 billion ...
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Alan Pierce 4/28/17 11:08 AM 7 min read

SDG Investing - Align Impact Investing with SDG

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have challenged both the public and private ...
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Alan Pierce 4/6/17 3:13 PM 5 min read

Online & Offline Data Collection : Social Impact Measurement

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. When put in the context of ...
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Alan Pierce 11/11/16 2:55 PM 6 min read

Why Measure Social Impact? 4 Reasons for Change Makers

What drives you to measure social impact? In the business of social impact, measurement ...
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