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Posts about impact-metrics

Alan Pierce | Dec 12, 2018 2:08:02 PM

Impact Metrics & Our Most Viewed Blogs of 2018

Whether you’ve used our cloud-based solutions to define and manage your impact metrics or not, the topic generated a buzz on our website throughout the year. ...

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impact metrics, Impact Management
Alan Pierce | Nov 30, 2018 1:37:36 PM

SDG Indicators for SDG 4: Quality Education Includes Health & Poverty

How can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ? We can bring them as close to the finish line as possible only by leveraging our target strategy. ...

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SDG Indicators, impact metrics
Alan Pierce | Jun 25, 2018 11:21:33 PM

Effective use of IRIS Indicators in your impact measurement practice

The online depth of opinion articles and how-to pieces about impact metrics and measuring social impact grows with each passing month. We need to measure ...

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monitoring & evaluation, impact metrics
Alan Pierce | Jun 25, 2018 8:40:59 PM

Impact Metrics for Gender Lens Investing

The emergence of gender lens investing in recent years has punctuated a larger global trend towards gender equality. Of course, there remains much work to be ...

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impact investing, impact metrics
Alan Pierce | Jun 3, 2018 3:03:49 PM

Understanding How to Wield Social Return on Investment (Part II)

In Part I of this blog series we looked at the Social Return on Investment (SROI) approach to accounting for impact and some of the challenges involved in its ...

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monitoring & evaluation, impact metrics, sroi
Alan Pierce | May 28, 2018 5:55:18 PM

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 point of SROI calculation isn’t necessarily to justify capital investment, ...

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monitoring & evaluation, impact reporting, impact metrics, sroi
Alan Pierce | Mar 29, 2018 6:11:13 PM

New way of choosing social impact metrics beyond IRIS metrics

Why many impact-oriented entities – foundations, nonprofits, social enterprises, some corporations, etc. – spend an enormous amount of time defining a theory ...

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impact measurement, impact metrics
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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Hetal Sheth | Sep 4, 2017 9:41:17 PM

Next Frontier Of Social Impact Reporting

In today’s world, we have new expectations of our media to go beyond informative. However, impact reports are often discussed as a one-size-fits-all template. ...

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impact reporting, impact metrics
Rachel Dodd | Aug 29, 2017 11:34:52 AM

How to get Social Impact Outcome Metrics

  An outcome metrics or Impact Metrics is a result. The measurement of outcomes illustrates the kind of impact that programs have on communities served. While ...

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Rachel Dodd | Aug 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

How to Select Impact Metrics for Your Investors?

 There’s no "One Kind" of foundation or Impact Investor and the variations boil down to lots of factors including their Vision statements. Today let's talk ...

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Rachel Dodd | Jul 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Catch-22 of Social Impact Assessment

There's a Catch-22 in social impact assessment. Funders choose metrics based on the varying capacity of grantees. To measure consistently, this capacity is ...

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impact metrics, impact measurement
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 measurement, Impact Management, impact metrics
Rachel Dodd | Jul 13, 2017 11:01:00 AM

What to Know about Standardized Social Impact Metrics

What are the impact metrics standards? I like to think of each metrics standard as its own 'language.' Standards help us speak the same language as others in ...

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Rachel Dodd | Jul 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Best Practices for Social Impact Metrics Selection

The most important element to an enduring selection of Social Impact Metrics is the foundational impact framework that supports it. We need a strong impact ...

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Hetal Sheth | Jul 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Is Measuring Impact 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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Alan Pierce | Feb 11, 2017 10:35:39 AM

Demonstrating Impact: Choosing the right impact indicators

Successful mission-driven organizations artfully articulate impact to a variety of audiences. And they are often “multilingual” in doing so, because with ...

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impact metrics, impact measurement
Alan Pierce | Dec 2, 2016 11:37:10 AM

Actionable Impact Management & Impact 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 reporting, impact measurement, impact metrics