» January 2019

Convergence, Tribes and the Impact Revolution

by David Thomas · Friday, January 18th, 2019

Ben Carpenter Social Value International CEO reflects on the challenges of a growing movement. Impact thinking is being adopted rapidly across new sectors with new players. How do we react? Imagine lots of people walking towards the centre of a circle. They all have different starting points but are converging into the middle and are starting to meet and collide. This is the scene described by Sir Ronald Cohen this week as he described the state of impact measurement and thinking. Convergence around principles and impact theory was a theme echoed by many this week at the OECD Conference #PF4S.

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Civil Support and Ashoka Launch The Impact Academy

by David Thomas · Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Recently Civil Support ( Leader of SVI’s Hungarian Country Impact Group) and Ashoka teamed up to produce a new initiative, The Impact Academy. We spoke to Zsolt Pethe, co-founder of The Impact Academy, about what this initiative is and how it will benefit individuals. What is The Impact Academy? Impact Academy is a half-year program, combining interactive workshops delivered by international experts alongside local presenters, two community events and the creation of multi-media resources to inspire the ecosystem around impact assessment. Modules guide the participants through theoretical approaches, practical strategy development, tailor-made tools and indicators. The program includes mentorship and assistance