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The Global Reporting Initiative has been around for decades. It is widely used, but perhaps still not enough.
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How Can a Business Use Global Reporting Initiative with SDG reporting

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Two years ago, NextBillion.net published Building a Collaborative Social Impact Measurement Operating System. The article concluded that unless we make the process of collecting, sharing and analyzing data accessible..
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SDG impact data pipeline from enterprise to asset owners

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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 updated about progress year after year about the intended impact..
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Why Do We Keep Producing Impact Reports, But Not Intended Impact?

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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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Topics: monitoring & evaluation, impact metrics, impact reporting, sroi

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 a story which not only communicates intended social impact..
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Storytelling Impact Learning & Social Impact Reporting

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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 process that aligns impact thesis (ie. Theory Of Change),..
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How Create Effective Impact Report Design?

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[Author's of this report are well-known social impact thinkers and professors, who have collaborated with SoPact on four part Actionable Impact Management series.  We are republishing with their permission here as we..
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The Shift in focus to Better Sustainability Reporting

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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 gathering across disparate systems of data collection. In..
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How to Build Effective Nonprofit Impact Reports

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Topics: Data Aggregation, impact reporting, impact measurement

This week in San Francisco @SOCAP 10th Anniversary I had the opportunity to talk to social impact thinkers, practitioners, and leaders. While many impact investors are navigating different taxonomy and dictionaries of..
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The Future of Impact Management & Social Impact Reporting

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  For Community Development Financial Institutions , data integrity is particularly essential to influence policy, improve operations on the ground and communicate their impact story. However, they face a challenge with..
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Measuring & Improving Social Impact in CDFI

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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 with extremely efficient use of resources. In the social..
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What is lean data management?

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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 the shore of the world of social impact. With it comes a new..
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Merging the Creative and Quantitative in Impact Storytelling

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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 to pursue SDG alignment. Part of this challenge involves..
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SDG Investing - Align Impact Investing with SDG

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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 suggests that we should communicate impact only when we have..
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Online & Offline Data Collection : Social Impact Measurement

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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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