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.
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.
Meredith Niles provides some tips on how to discuss impact reporting with funders.
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.
Guest blogger Caroline Fiennes suggests how organisations running innovative programmes can provide evidence of the change their making.
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.
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.
In the non-profit world, every organisation that does knowledge should be rewarded, argues Dr. Brigitte Mohn of Bertelsmann Stiftung.
SIAA’s James O’Sullivan blogs about the possible implications of the Social Value Act, due to become UK law in summer 2012.
Adrian Hornsby, Head of Research at Investing for Good, blogs about the power of analysis to reconnect money to social value.