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.
Bettina Windau of the Bertelsmann Foundation looks at the many obstacles in the way of potential clients which explain why the majority of funders and social investors do not engage with social impact analysis.
Antonia Jeans, Research Assistant at SIAA, blogs on the Social Value Bill currently working its way through the UK Parliament.