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Posts about impact-reporting

Alan Pierce | Aug 21, 2018 2:32:41 PM

How Can a Business Use Global Reporting Initiative with SDG reporting

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

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Impact Management, impact reporting, sdg reporting
Unmesh Sheth | Jun 19, 2018 12:05:43 PM

SDG impact data pipeline from enterprise to asset owners

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 reporting, sdg reporting
Alan Pierce | Jun 10, 2018 10:44:29 PM

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

The impact space is inundated with impact reports. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Donors and impact investors need to see such impact reports to be ...

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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 metrics, impact reporting, sroi
Hetal Sheth | Jan 17, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Storytelling Impact Learning & Social Impact Reporting

Like any other storytelling, Impact Storytelling is also an art. In your social impact report how do you mix qualitative data with quantitative data? And tell ...

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impact reporting, impact measurement
Hetal Sheth | Jan 15, 2018 11:11:00 AM

How Create Effective Impact Report Design?

It is the question on many impact manager's mind, how to build effective nonprofit impact reports? An effective social impact report focuses on a collective ...

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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 to Better Sustainability 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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Unmesh Sheth | Dec 14, 2017 7:16:54 PM

How to Build Effective Nonprofit Impact Reports

In the United States, more than $1.2 Billion is spent just building nonprofit impact reports. And that doesn't include the time spent doing inefficient data ...

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Data Aggregation, impact reporting, impact measurement
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 reporting, sdg reporting
Unmesh Sheth | Oct 18, 2017 10:17:49 AM

The Future of Impact Management & Social Impact 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 reporting
Latika Bahadur | Oct 10, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Measuring & Improving Social Impact in CDFI

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

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CDFI, impact reporting
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, social impact reports are often discussed as a one-size-fits-all ...

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impact metrics, impact reporting
Hetal Sheth | Jul 20, 2017 5:14:01 PM

What is lean data management?

Lean Data, a term popularized by Acumen, refers to collecting high quality data related to social impact in order to demonstrate social change, and to do so ...

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impact reporting, impact measurement
Unmesh Sheth | Jun 15, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Message Received: How to get across the message of your social impact

We know our impact is there – it’s this intangible warm fuzzy feeling that is the reason why we do what we do. How do we communicate this impact to others ...

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Rachel Dodd | Jun 8, 2017 11:30:08 AM

Merging the Creative and Quantitative in Impact Storytelling

What is the most important element in a successful impact report? One answer is data. Indeed, a distant wave is amassing great size and potential just off of ...

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

SDG Investing - Align Impact Investing with SDG

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

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impact reporting, sdg reporting
Alan Pierce | Apr 6, 2017 3:13:10 PM

Online & Offline Data Collection : Social Impact Measurement

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. When put in the context of social impact assessment, this wisdom from the inimitable Sherlock Holmes ...

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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 metrics, impact reporting, impact measurement
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 reporting, impact measurement
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