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Posts about impact-perspectives

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 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 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 18, 2018 4:19:27 PM

The Secret to Millennial Engagement in the Impact Sector

How might we engage Millennials as an employee, investor, asset owner, contributor, or beneficiary? The Millennial engagement question pesters leaders at the ...

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Impact Communication, Data Management, Data Visualization, Reporting, Impact Perspectives
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 | May 28, 2018 5:55:18 PM

How to Calculate SROI?  (Part I)

“A lot of people try to get to a number for SROI and it misses the truth. The point of SROI isn’t necessarily to justify capital investment, it’s to understand ...

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Perspectives on SROI, monitoring & evaluation, social impact measurement tool, Metrics, Reporting, Impact Perspectives
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 29, 2018 6:11:13 PM

How To Deliver An Impact Search Engine That Works

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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Metrics, impact data, Data Management, Perspectives on Metrics, 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
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
Jenny Berstad | Oct 25, 2017 6:00:00 PM

How Ventures can Raise Capital through a Strong Impact Management Process

Entrepreneurship Support Networks (ESNs) empower entrepreneurs in different ways, whether it’s through hosting social venture accelerators or incubators, ...

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Reporting, Impact Perspectives
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
Latika Bahadur | Oct 10, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Data Management for Community Development Financial Institutions

  For Community Development Financial Institutions , data integrity is particularly essential to influence policy, improve operations on the ground and ...

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Reporting, Data Management, Impact Perspectives, CDFI
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