SVI Blog

Philanthropy Scope – The Journal of Philanthropy Ireland: ‘Measuring Impact’

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Claire Coulier writes in Philanthropy Ireland’s journal about the role SIAA can play in supporting individuals working on measuring social impact and how it can help philanthropists.

Designing the Future in Malmö with SOCAP

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Last week, Jake Benford was at SOCAP’s “Designing the Future conference” in Malmö, Sweden on behalf of SIAA for a day of social investment discussions.

What Counts? Who Counts? And For Whom? Report on ARVAC Annual Lecture

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Our report from the Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector’s annual lecture – and why ‘counting’ shouldn’t dominate the way charities think about impact.

Making Sense of Impact Analysis

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

SIAA’s manager, Claire Coulier, writes in the Spring 2012 issue of Effect, the European Foundation Centre’s bi-annual magazine about the how social impact is becoming critical to the work of foundations.

Top Tips for Engaging with Funders on Impact Measurement and Evaluation

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Meredith Niles provides some tips on how to discuss impact reporting with funders.

Why Impact Measurement Matters: A funder’s perspective

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Meredith Niles is an Investment Director at the venture philanthropy organisation Impetus Trust. This is the first of two blogs by Meredith on why impact matters to funders and how to work with them to measure your organisation’s impact.

How Can a New or Innovative Organisation Demonstrate Impact?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Guest blogger Caroline Fiennes suggests how organisations running innovative programmes can provide evidence of the change their making.

Making Impact Work for Small Charities

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Measuring social impact is difficult for any organisation. For small charities where staff and resources are often already stretched the challenge can be especially daunting.

Understanding impact. What Would Have Happened Anyway?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Caroline Fiennes, the author of ‘It Ain’t What You Give, It’s The Way That You Give It: Making Charitable Donations That Get Results’ discusses the importance of ensuring data gathered shows both what happened and what would have happened anyway.

Learning from the Best

Monday, March 12th, 2012

In the non-profit world, every organisation that does knowledge should be rewarded, argues Dr. Brigitte Mohn of Bertelsmann Stiftung.