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Posts about impact-management

Hetal Sheth | Nov 8, 2018 4:23:02 PM

4 Things Changed in Social Capital Market

Congratulations SOCAP for ten years of capital advancing investment to generate community level impacts! At SOCAP every year there is a palpable excitement ...

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Impact Perspectives, Impact Management, impact investing
Alan Pierce | Nov 5, 2018 10:48:01 AM

3 Ways Foundations can Scale Climate Change  Solutions

The climate philanthropy is one of many global mechanisms to fund climate change solutions more rapidly and effectively. And yet, historically, it is estimated ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Perspectives, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 29, 2018 9:14:05 PM

5 Impact Learnings  When a Family Foundation Tried Impact Investing

If you search Google for impact investing and family foundation one of the first results you’ll get is a link to the Russell Family Foundation web page. And ...

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impact investing, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Perspectives, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 23, 2018 10:37:41 PM

Foundation Grants & Accountability: Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle

In the United States alone foundation grants and giving account for nearly $70 billion annually. That fact implies that a whole lot of impact is being ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Strategy, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 15, 2018 6:20:34 PM

Three Sessions We’re Excited to Attend at SOCAP 2018

At SOCAP 2018, people from all over the world will be descending upon Fort Mason Center in San Francisco to connect and to be inspired to continue mobilizing ...

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Social Impact, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 14, 2018 12:48:23 PM

How Can Foundations Help Reach the SDG Targets?

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals is an international endeavor of huge scale. Some estimate that scale to be $6 trillion annually in order to reach ...

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Social Impact, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Oct 1, 2018 9:34:38 AM

Aligning Your Small Business With The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ostensibly a vision. They’re a shared framework for a path to a better world. But who are they for? Development ...

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Impact Communication, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Sep 28, 2018 8:00:55 PM

Bringing Impact Data Management Into the       Conversation At Socap 2018

The biggest event of the year in the impact investing sector is about to take place in San Francisco. Every Fall, Social Capital Markets, or SOCAP, brings ...

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Impact Management, Impact Perspectives, Strategy, Data Management
Alan Pierce | Sep 25, 2018 10:13:53 PM

Are You a Social Entrepreneur or Social Media Ninja?

It’s no secret that social entrepreneurs are out to change the world. Telling the world that’s what you’re doing and how you’re doing it isn’t so easy.

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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Communication, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Sep 20, 2018 5:22:23 PM

Impact Investing Funds & How to Find Your Ideal Match

Impact investing funds offer the socially-conscious investor an actionable way to create an impact with their investments, alongside financial returns.

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impact investing, impact funds, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Sep 3, 2018 11:42:31 AM

3 Tips for Better Impact Project Management on a Global Scale

Have you ever led a social organization or directed a project with a global reach? If so, you probably know that impact project management at scale can get ...

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Impact Management, monitoring & evaluation, impact data, Data Management, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Aug 29, 2018 1:25:27 PM

Is Collective Impact Model the Future of Social Change?

With the right tools, it might be.

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Social Impact, Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management, monitoring & evaluation, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Aug 21, 2018 2:32:41 PM

How Can a Business Use Global Standards for Impact Reporting?

The Global Reporting Initiative has been around for decades. It is widely used, but perhaps still not enough.

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Reporting, impact report, Impact Communication, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives
Hetal Sheth | Aug 9, 2018 4:49:13 PM

Start Impact Conversation with Actionable Impact Management Guidebooks

I make report every year for my funders, is that social impact management? Why should I invest in social impact management process? It is certainly not a story ...

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Impact Management, Strategy, Impact Perspectives
Alan Pierce | Jul 26, 2018 3:21:05 PM

How Impact Investors Can Help Foundations Make Better Mission-Related Investments

You might think that foundations allocate a considerable amount of their capital towards mission-related investments. You wouldn’t be rash for thinking this, ...

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

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

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Reporting, impact report, Perspectives on Reporting, Impact Management
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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monitoring & evaluation, M&E, social impact measurement tool, Impact Management, Impact Perspectives
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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impact data, Data Visualization, Data Management, Impact Management, monitoring & evaluation, Impact Perspectives
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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impact data, Impact Management, Data Management, Strategy, impact funds, impact investing, Impact Perspectives
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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impact report, Perspectives on Reporting, Impact Management
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, impact investing, Impact growth, Perspectives on 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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Data Management, Impact story, Impact Management, M&E, Impact Perspectives
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, Data Management, Impact Management, M&E, Impact Perspectives
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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Perspectives on Strategy, Impact Management
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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Metrics, Impact Management
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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Reporting, Impact Management
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, Social Impact, Impact Perspectives
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