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Posts about impact-management

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

Creating impact data pipeline from enterprise to asset owners through Impact ID

 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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Data Management, Impact Communication, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, monitoring & evaluation
Alan Pierce | Jun 10, 2018 10:44:29 PM

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

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Perspectives on Reporting, Impact Management, impact report, Reporting
Alan Pierce | Apr 24, 2018 12:47:35 PM

Evaluating the Impact of Social Innovation Programs: Issues and the Way Forward

A wave of social enterprise excitement has taken hold across the globe. The power of social entrepreneurship to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges has ...

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Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, M&E, social impact measurement tool, monitoring & evaluation
Alan Pierce | Apr 6, 2018 1:52:22 PM

Finding a Needle in the Haystack: Bringing Impact Insights to Lean Data

“It is the combining, linking, and connecting of different “data islands” that turns data into knowledge – knowledge that can ultimately help create positive ...

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Data Management, Data Visualization, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, impact data, monitoring & evaluation
Alan Pierce | Mar 25, 2018 1:24:46 PM

Uniting the Impact Ecosystem: A Call for End-to-End Impact Management

According to a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network, more than $100 billion worth of impact investing assets are currently under management. Every ...

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Data Management, Impact Management, Strategy, Impact Perspectives, impact data, impact funds, impact investing
Moiz Arenpurwala | Jan 8, 2018 12:23:48 PM

Our 10 most-read articles of 2017

  They range from topics as diverse as How Impact Management is Now Within Reach, Aligning Impact Reporting to the Sustainable Development Goals, 5 Tips To Get ...

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Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Impact growth
Drs. Jodi York, Chris Dembek, and Brad Potter of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Wesley Gee of The Works Design Communications, Canada | Dec 21, 2017 12:21:48 PM

The Shift in focus from Impact Reports to Impact Reporting

[Author's of this report are well-known social impact thinkers and professors, who have collaborated with SoPact on four part Actionable Impact Management ...

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Perspectives on Reporting, Impact Management, impact report
Alan Pierce | Dec 11, 2017 3:51:37 PM

Social Impact Management Workshop for Mission-driven Organizations

In a Thursday afternoon at Impact Hub San Francisco, SoPact delivered a three-hour workshop to a packed room of participants. "How to Turn Data Into Impact ...

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Impact Management, impact workshop
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 11, 2017 3:49:09 PM

Collective Impact starts with Democratizing Impact Metrics

  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 Management, Perspectives on Metrics, Impact growth, impact investing
Unmesh Sheth | Dec 1, 2017 3:53:31 PM

Blueprint of Future M&E Software and Impact Management Platforms

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

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Data Management, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Impact story, M&E
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 Management, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Data Aggregation, M&E
Jenny Berstad | Nov 13, 2017 11:58:35 AM

The Age of Impact Management is Here

 

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Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Impact growth
Rachel Dodd | Nov 12, 2017 1:30:09 PM

Are your donors hearing your impact story?

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 ...

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Impact Management, Perspectives on Strategy
Unmesh Sheth | Oct 18, 2017 10:17:49 AM

The Future of Impact Management & 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 Perspectives, Reporting
Lorena Rodriguez | Aug 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Convergence

Overview of the SDGs The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals , also referred to as The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is a set of 17 ...

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Impact Management, Reporting
Hetal Sheth | Jul 25, 2017 5:30:41 PM

How Impact Management is Now Within Reach

"I want to learn from impact data but isn't  impact data collection and aggregation is expensive?" The answer? It doesn't need to be. Even though it is a ...

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Impact Management
Rachel Dodd | Jul 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

How to measure social impact of project

Social impact measurement is complicated. Sometimes it feels like a tangled mess of data, indicators, spreadsheets, and numbers that nobody believes. It ...

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Impact Management, Metrics
Hetal Sheth | Jul 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Is Impact Measurement Worth the Financial Strain?

As a rule, commercial organizations measure their success by financial returns (profits), while mission-driven organizations measure success by their ability ...

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Impact Management
Dr. Ellen Szarleta | May 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Time to revisit your social impact assessment strategy?

Nonprofit organizations courageously embrace the opportunity to effect change in our communities - improving the quality of life of their stakeholders is an ...

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Impact Management, Reporting
Alan Pierce | Apr 28, 2017 11:08:37 AM

Aligning Impact Reporting to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have challenged both the public and private sector to amplify the outcomes of purpose-driven work. Part of this ...

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Impact Management, Reporting
Alan Pierce | Apr 24, 2017 11:21:04 AM

Data collection strategy (II): Tips and tools for successful implementation

Did you miss Part One of this blog? Read it here. Social impact measurement cannot be done without collecting impact data. Of course, it is much easier said ...

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Data Management, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Dec 2, 2016 11:37:10 AM

Actionable Impact Management: Better Impact Measurement & Communication

      Across sectors, organizations are realizing that measuring and communicating impact isn’t just about satiating a moral imperative, it is fundamentally ...

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Impact Management, Reporting, Metrics
Alan Pierce | Nov 11, 2016 2:55:14 PM

Why Measure Social Impact? 4 Reasons For All Changemakers

What drives you to measure social impact? In the business of social impact, measurement has become one of the most talked about trends. And for good reason. ...

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Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Social Impact
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 data, impact report