SVI Blog

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.

The UK Social Value Act: Let’s see the small print first

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

SIAA’s James O’Sullivan blogs about the possible implications of the Social Value Act, due to become UK law in summer 2012.

The Good Analyst

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Adrian Hornsby, Head of Research at Investing for Good, blogs about the power of analysis to reconnect money to social value.

What Funders Want

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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.

What is the Impact of the UK Social Value Bill?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Antonia Jeans, Research Assistant at SIAA, blogs on the Social Value Bill currently working its way through the UK Parliament.