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Rachel Dodd

Rachel Dodd

Rachel leads the Actionable Impact Management (AIM) framework development from SoPact's side and oversees partnerships.
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There's a common Catch-22 in the social impact assessment or social impact measurement field. Funders often choose metrics based on the varying capacity of grantees.  Paired with the limited data-capacity faced by the..
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The Number One Reason Your Social Impact Assessment Isn't Producing Results

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"I am a creative" - not a phrase I expected to declare at a conference - especially not at the top of my lungs. However, that's exactly what I did alongside a crowd of fellow creatives at the 5th annual Alliance for..
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Creativity's Role in Impact Storytelling

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Nonprofits are caught in a balancing act between making an impact and funding their impact. It can be difficult to measure up to the reporting requirements imposed by funders while staying up-to-date with the..
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Are your donors hearing your impact story?

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  Outcome metrics or Impact Metrics are, put simply, results. The measurement of outcomes illustrates the kind of impact that programs have had on communities served. In this brief blog, we'll define the difference..
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How to Define Social Impact Outcome Metrics

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 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 about two types of investors :
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How to Select Impact Metrics for Your Investors?

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Social impact measurement is complicated. Sometimes it feels like a tangled mess of data, indicators, spreadsheets, and numbers that nobody believes. It doesn’t need to be that way. Not if we build up our impact..
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How to measure social impact of a project

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What are impact metrics standards? I like to think of each metrics standard as its own 'language.' Standards help us speak the same language as others in our network (i.e. stakeholders) so that we understand and analyze..
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3 Important Rules for Picking Standardized Impact Metrics

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The most important element to an enduring selection of Social Impact Metrics is the foundational impact framework that supports it. A strong impact measurement framework enables practitioners to define the metrics that..
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Best Practices for Social Impact Metrics Selection

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What is the most important element in 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 of social impact. With it comes a new..
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Merging the Creative and Quantitative in Impact Storytelling

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