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Impact Perspective 

The latest global trends in social impact measurement, management

Why Impact Management Is Not Complete Without Stakeholders?

Last year in 2019, we had a conversation with Ben Carpenter from Social Value International regarding, "What is preventing us from listening to the stakeholders?" In 2020 especially post-pandemic, for...

Outcome Tracking and Impact Metrics with COVID -19 Learnings

Are you an organization serving your community by providing healthy meals, protective equipment, mental health counseling, or education to the community about healthy practice? During this unique time...

Monitoring and evaluation plan for effective donor engagement

If you are a nonprofit, international development organization, or social enterprise, you must be collecting the data to have continuous learning and engaging donors. You also have to report your prog...

How to Avoid SDG Washing?

Are you a business with a vision to drive social impact through sustainable development goals? Did you hear that achieving the Global Goals opens up an economic prize of $12 trillion by 2030? Are you ...

Five Dimensions Of Impact

Did you know that 62% of companies mentioned the SDGs in their reporting, 37% of companies selected priority SDGs, 79% of companies that prioritized the SDGs chose SDG 13 Climate Action, 28% of compan...

How to Choose the Right Impact Indicators to Demonstrate Impact

Choose Right Impact Indicators  Successful mission-driven organizations artfully articulate impact to a variety of audiences. The key to achieving proficiency in that journey is first to understand wh...

New Trends in Impact Measurement & Management in 2020

Impact Measurement & Management in 2020 We are witnessing one of the most important trends in our lifetime called impact revolution. While this revolution may not be as big as a tech revolution, it ha...

Impact Measurement & Management: Lean Data Analytics

Are you a mission-driven organization? Are you an asset manager like Impact Fund, Funds of Fund, Impact Advisor, Social Impact Accelerator, or Foundation? Are you a nonprofit or social enterprise that...

SDG 11 Target and Indicators:  Scaling Community Development

SDG 11 Target and Indicators:  Scaling Community Development   The majority of urban residents breathing poor-quality air, having limited access to transport, and open public spaces. We realized that ...

8 Major Monitoring & Evaluation Challenges and How To Overcome Them!

While many nonprofits and INGOs may have Monitoring and Evaluation software, often, they are designed around a results-based framework. Results based framework is often tightly coupled between differe...

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Start Impact Measurement and Management with GIIN IRIS+ and Impact Cloud

This article was first published in next billion. Impact investors have long turned to the GIIN catalog of metrics (IRIS) to support their measurement needs. As IRIS + clearly states, credible, compar...

3 Tips for Managing Social Impact Measurement Projects

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 complicated, requiring a refined social impa...

8 Effective Phases of Impact Data Management

Are you a mission-driven organization looking to build impact data strategy, where do you start? This article gives a practical and step-by-step process that you can follow based on your organization'...

A Guide on Choosing 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 done. But gender lens investing, and the i...

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Building Efficient Social Sector Initiatives Through New Generation Impact Measurement

The social sector is going through a massive change never seen before. Thanks to the advocacy of innovative foundations, impact investments are now becoming mainstream, along with collective impact pr...

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Moving from Millennium Development Goal To Sustainable Development Goal

Global development planning and initiatives have changed immensely in recent decades. There’s been a move from a fragmented approach to a more integrated and aligned strategy thanks to the advent of t...

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5 Ways: How to Strengthen your Business Strategy With Impact Metrics?

When I first started my strategy consulting practice nearly three years ago, my business model and brand focused almost exclusively on impact metrics. Why? Because they’re at the absolute heart of bui...

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5 Ways to Improve Nonprofit Theory of Change Model

Every nonprofit should define a theory of change (TOC). We know that this doesn’t happen in many organizations, and even worse still, when it does the TOC remains poorly constructed without much real ...

SDG 3 Target and Indicators: Mobile Healthcare

How to scale social impact mission? There is a fallacy in the entire social sector that impact measurement is too expensive and is simply a necessary evil to satisfy funders. This fallacy couldn't be ...

One Tool You Must Have for a Lean Data

Lean Data Measurement How we acquire impact data goes a long way towards how much we are able to leverage such data for the benefit of our beneficiaries and other stakeholders. Our approaches need to ...

3 Reasons Why Collective Impact Model is the Future of Social Change

How Impact Knowledge Graph Simplifies Impact Management & Strategy?

Are you a chief impact officer overwhelmed by a new impact knowledge ecosystem of many impact knowledge sources and maze of standards, framework, and tools? 

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5 Reasons For Measuring Social Impact In Social Enterprise

Measuring impact is the recognized way in which you show the value your organization is delivering to its beneficiaries and society as a whole. Here are five reasons why measuring impact is important.

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Data Journey: From Data Collection to Storytelling

While many donors demand outcome results continue to increase, there are no established guidelines on how to aggregate program outcomes and successfully tell storytelling. Often time, grantees respond...

System Change in Impact Investing Ecosystem

Systems change is a major buzz in impact investing and impact philanthropy who are interested in improving long term social change.  NPC has very well described what System Change is. But how can achi...

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SDG Impact Indicators for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Part 2)

Reports year after year tell us that we are far behind schedule on achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the UN some years ago. These SDG impact measurement efforts should be met...

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Impact Investing Trends That Are Changing the World

The World Economic Forum recently outlined the ways in which impact investing could change the world. With sector growth skyrocketing in recent years, it is clear that traditional investing is becomin...

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Ensuring Quality SDG Measurement for all 17 SDG Goals (Part 1)

Every single one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals represents an urgent need on a global scale. With those needs are opportunities for innovative solutions and along with each solution, a need f...

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. If we strategically align the targets an...

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Why SDG 17 is the Most Important UN SDG?

  If you check any list which ranks the most important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you won’t find SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals at the top, or even near the top, of any of them.

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