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Impact Perspective 

The latest global trends in social impact measurement, management

Unmesh Sheth

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.

Monitoring and evaluation plan for effective donor engagement

If you are a nonprofit, international development organization, or social enterprise, you must be collecting the data to have continuous learning and engaging donors. You also have to report your prog...

Five Dimensions Of Impact

Did you know that 62% of companies mentioned the SDGs in their reporting, 37% of companies selected priority SDGs, 79% of companies that prioritized the SDGs chose SDG 13 Climate Action, 28% of compan...

8 Major Monitoring & Evaluation Challenges and How To Overcome Them!

While many nonprofits and INGOs may have Monitoring and Evaluation software, often, they are designed around a results-based framework. Results based framework is often tightly coupled between differe...

8 Effective Phases of Impact Data Management

Are you a mission-driven organization looking to build impact data strategy, where do you start? This article gives a practical and step-by-step process that you can follow based on your organization'...

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Building Efficient Social Sector Initiatives Through New Generation Impact Measurement

The social sector is going through a massive change never seen before. Thanks to the advocacy of innovative foundations, impact investments are now becoming mainstream, along with collective impact pr...

SDG 3 Target and Indicators: Mobile Healthcare

How to scale social impact mission? There is a fallacy in the entire social sector that impact measurement is too expensive and is simply a necessary evil to satisfy funders. This fallacy couldn't be ...

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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 storytelling. Often time, grantees respond...

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 described what System Change is. But how can achi...

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 gathering across disparate systems of data ...

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3 ways to calculate the 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 agency, program agency or practitioner. I...

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 includes data for programs, clients & oth...

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 investors are navigating different taxonomy an...

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3 Signs That You Need Data Analytics for Nonprofits

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

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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 operations, accounting, donations, and beneficiary...

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The main challenges that non-profits faces in impact measurement

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 genuine efforts, the reality is often dif...

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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 and impact funds. In most cases, even if th...

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