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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 done. But gender lens investing, and the impact metrics..
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A Guide on Choosing Impact Metrics for Gender Lens Investing

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There's a common Catch-22 in the social impact assessment or social impact measurement field. Funders often choose metrics based on the varying capacity of grantees.  Paired with the limited data-capacity faced by the..
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The Number One Reason Your Social Impact Assessment Isn't Producing Results

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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. Three out of the five most-viewed blogs for 2018 tackle..
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Impact Metrics & Our Most Viewed Blogs of 2018

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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. If we strategically align the targets and goals so that..
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SDG Indicators for SDG 4: Quality Education Includes Health & Poverty

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Superficial impact metrics  or simply copying and pasting IRIS metrics over your activities might be cost effective and make you feel good about the “impact” you seem to be generating.
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Common Pitfalls When Using IRIS Indicators (And How to Avoid Them)

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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 implementation. In this blog, we'll share some of the best..
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3 Tools to Help You Calculate SROI (Social Return on Investment)

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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, it’s to understand value creation through capital..
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How to Calculate Social Return On Investment (SROI) - Part 1

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Are you spending too much time selecting impact metrics? Learn how to choose impact metrics for your organization, programs or projects beyond just IRIS or other standardized metrics. And discover how a..
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9 Reasons to Use Impact Cloud® for Selecting Social Impact Indicators

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  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. In this blog, we..
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3 ways to calculate the social value of shared impact initiatives

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  Outcome metrics or Impact Metrics are, put simply, results. The measurement of outcomes illustrates the kind of impact that programs have had on communities served. In this brief blog, we'll define the difference..
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How to Define Social Impact Outcome Metrics

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 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 about two types of investors :
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How to Select Impact Metrics for Your Investors?

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Social impact measurement is complicated. Sometimes it feels like a tangled mess of data, indicators, spreadsheets, and numbers that nobody believes. It doesn’t need to be that way. Not if we build up our impact..
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How to measure social impact of a project

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What are 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 our network (i.e. stakeholders) so that we understand and analyze..
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3 Important Rules for Picking Standardized Impact Metrics

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The most important element to an enduring selection of Social Impact Metrics is the foundational impact framework that supports it. A strong impact measurement framework enables practitioners to define the metrics that..
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Best Practices for Social Impact Metrics Selection

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As a rule, commercial organizations measure their success by financial returns (profits), while mission-driven organizations measure success using impact metrics which help assess the organization's ability to address..
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Measuring Impact is Not Cost-Intensive. Here's Why.

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Successful mission-driven organizations artfully articulate impact to a variety of audiences. And they are often “multilingual” in doing so, because with varied listeners comes a need to speak multiple impact languages..
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How to Choose the Right Impact Indicators to Demonstrate Impact

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Topics: impact metrics, impact measurement, theory of change

Across sectors, organizations are realizing that measuring and communicating impact isn’t just about satiating a moral imperative, it is fundamentally linked to sustainable value creation. And yet, while this commitment..
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Actionable Impact Management & Impact Communication

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