Impact Perspectives

Alan Pierce 9/20/18 5:22 PM 14 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 11 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 14 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 10 min read

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

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 11 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 12 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 15 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 18 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 12 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 17 min read

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

According to a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network, more than $100 billion ...
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Unmesh Sheth 12/14/17 7:16 PM 10 min read

How to communicate nonprofit impact

In the United States, more than $1.2 Billion is spent just building nonprofit impact ...
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Unmesh Sheth 12/11/17 3:49 PM 13 min read

3 ways to calculate the social value of shared impact initiatives

  The definition of collective social impact dramatically differs based on the role we ...
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Rachel Dodd 8/29/17 11:34 AM 8 min read

How to Define Social Impact Outcome Metrics

  Outcome metrics or Impact Metrics are, put, results. The measurement of outcomes ...
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Hetal Sheth 7/20/17 5:14 PM 9 min read

What is lean data management?

Lean Data, a term popularized by Acumen, refers to collecting high quality data related ...
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Rachel Dodd 7/13/17 11:01 AM 12 min read

3 Important Rules for Picking Standardized Impact Metrics

What are impact metrics standards? I like to think of each metrics standard as its own ...
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Rachel Dodd 7/10/17 10:00 AM 8 min read

Best Practices for Social Impact Metrics Selection

The most important element to an enduring selection of Social Impact Metrics is the ...
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Alan Pierce 4/28/17 11:08 AM 15 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 11 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 12 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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Unmesh Sheth 11/7/16 3:06 PM 3 min read

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 ...
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Unmesh Sheth 2/29/16 11:58 PM 6 min read

Building a Collaborative Social Impact Assessment Operating System

Aggregation of metrics data is rarely discussed. In trying to further understand it, I ...
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