Good to see a social enterprise using social value budgets and SROI as part of their management and strategy tools! Lessons from an impact pioneer: Measure your value and mean it

Working with Stakeholders

You’ve heard me say it before: stakeholders should be central to your planning cycle.  Many NGOs talk about Stakeholder engagement, but very few do much more beyond asking beneficiaries or participants to complete feedback forms at the end of a training session or as part of a final evaluation. In Read more…

Global Value Exchange & Data Unity

Having reliable data and sources of data is crucial to developing and delivering robust and successful projects. So I’m always looking for new sources of up to date information and data sets to help with designing monitoring plans and programme evaluations. On Monday 9 December 2013, two new resources were Read more…

Using Data

So, in a previous blog entry I talked about how important it was to understand the data flowing through your organisation and who is using data for what.  I have also mentioned the link between M&E and business planning and developing new interventions and projects. However some people are still Read more…

The first time I really saw Impact

A question I am often asked is “how do you know that what you are doing is having impact?”  I am also asked “What does impact look like?” In truth, neither are easy questions to answer.  Steve Cole’s recent guest blog on the Social Impact Analysts Association website does sum up Read more…