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Posts written by Unmesh Sheth

Unmesh is the founder of the SoPact. SoPact is a personal vision that grew from 30 years of experience in technology, management, and the social sector.

Unmesh Sheth | Feb 1, 2019 10:31:13 AM

Demonstrating Impact in Collective Impact Models

 

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impact framework
Unmesh Sheth | Jan 5, 2019 3:28:49 PM

Data Journey: From Data Collection to Storytelling

While many donors demand outcome results continue to increase, there are no established guidelines on how to aggregate program outcomes and successfully tell ...

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impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 15, 2018 12:03:56 PM

System Change in Impact Investing Ecosystem

Systems change is a major buzz in impact investing and impact philanthropy who are interested in improving long term social change.  NPC has very well ...

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impact investing, impact strategy
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 10, 2018 5:22:46 PM

Measure Social Impact: Social & Economic Return of Collective Impact

During the last five years, there has been a  movement around various types of collective outcomes and impact programs. Stanford Social Innovation,  FSG and ...

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Unmesh Sheth | Dec 9, 2018 5:57:33 PM

Non profit startup funding starts with impact measurement

(Re-published from Salesforce.org)  

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impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | Nov 29, 2018 8:26:03 PM

Foundations: Social Impact Assessment Starts With You!

For a large or small foundation, their first and last responsibility is to drive a change that meets their mission. While this is obvious, various foundations ...

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impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | Jun 19, 2018 12:05:43 PM

SDG impact data pipeline from enterprise to asset owners

Two years ago, NextBillion.net published Building a Collaborative Social Impact Measurement Operating System. The article concluded that unless we make the ...

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impact reporting, sdg reporting
Unmesh Sheth | Mar 29, 2018 3:28:21 PM

Grant Management to Impact Management in Foundations

Key Players: Program Director, Learning & Evaluation Director, Program Analysts, Evaluator and IT Director & Team

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Unmesh Sheth | Jan 31, 2018 10:58:38 AM

5 Reasons to think beyond survey tools for impact measurement

  The need for social impact measurement tools is becoming more and more apparent, especially in the philanthropy and impact investment sectors. Survey tools ...

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Data Aggregation, impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 14, 2017 7:16:54 PM

How to Build Effective Nonprofit Impact Reports

In the United States, more than $1.2 Billion is spent just building nonprofit impact reports. And that doesn't include the time spent doing inefficient data ...

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Data Aggregation, impact measurement, impact reporting
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 11, 2017 3:49:09 PM

How to measure social value of shared impact initiatives

  The definition of collective social impact dramatically differs based on the role we are referencing, e.g., impact investor, foundation, government, funding ...

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impact metrics
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 1, 2017 3:53:31 PM

Blueprint of Future Monitoring & Evaluation Systems

    In one of my previous article Rethinking M&E  Software, we looked at how M&E software systems are still failing to achieve key data accountability goals.  ...

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monitoring & evaluation
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 1, 2017 3:48:46 PM

Rethinking M&E Software for Impact Management

While the concept of Monitoring & Evaluation has been around for decades, use of M&E software has grown ever since US Congress passed a law requiring ...

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Data Aggregation, monitoring & evaluation
Unmesh Sheth | Nov 12, 2017 4:26:00 PM

How to Leverage SaaS Technology for Social Good

      Social sector organizations have been notorious about building custom solutions for managing their internal data (except for fundraising products). This ...

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Data Aggregation, impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | Oct 18, 2017 10:17:49 AM

The Future of Impact Management & Social Impact 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 Management, impact reporting
Unmesh Sheth | Aug 24, 2017 9:01:00 AM

3 Signs That You Need Data Aggregation Platform

In recent years, businesses across all sectors have demonstrated concern about acquiring the right technology to solve their impact data management challenges, ...

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impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | Jun 15, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Message Received: How to get across the message of your social impact

We know our impact is there – it’s this intangible warm fuzzy feeling that is the reason why we do what we do. How do we communicate this impact to others ...

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impact reporting
Unmesh Sheth | May 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

What is Integration Anyway? A guide for nonprofits and their funders

At its core, integration is the sharing between applications. It is most often the sharing of data between applications. And while integration is not specific ...

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Salesforce
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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Salesforce
Unmesh Sheth | Nov 10, 2016 5:54:27 AM

Impact Conversations: Actionable Impact Management

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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Unmesh Sheth | Nov 7, 2016 3:06:41 PM

The main challenges that non-profits faces in impact management

Impact measurement is a buzz-word in the social sector and no organization wants to be caught dead without a strategy in place. Despite growing excitement and ...

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Unmesh Sheth | Feb 29, 2016 11:58:07 PM

Building a Collaborative Social Impact Assessment Operating System

Aggregation of metrics data is rarely discussed. In trying to further understand it, I have talked to several managers of UN-funded initiatives, foundations ...

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Unmesh Sheth | Jun 5, 2015 4:36:59 PM

Measure What Matters & Demonstrate Impact Management Effectively

The rise in social impact funding is putting a much-needed focus on effective impact measurement for internal decision-making and external transparency. ...

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Impact Management, impact measurement, impact reporting
Unmesh Sheth | Jun 5, 2015 4:28:47 PM

Social Impact Measurement Methods

Social impact measurement landscape is full of a maze, many frameworks, many tools. In this article, you will learn different social impact measurement methods ...

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impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | May 15, 2015 8:30:23 AM

Membership, Monitoring & Data Management at SEWA

Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) is an organization of poor, self-employed women workers with around 1.75 million members located all throughout India ...

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monitoring & evaluation