Social impact research and evaluation shouldn't be a chore – properly done, it can provide valuable insights on your social organization's or program's efforts.
Social Impact Architects can offer insight on how your social program or efforts can better meet the needs of clients and drive continuous improvement in your organization. To achieve social impact, you have to start with the end in mind – uncover what you want to know and learn and it will lead you to measure the right things and analyze your social impact to support your decision-making. To do this, we start with the organization’s logic model and work with you to define the impact you hope to achieve. We then work backwards to determine the tools you need to capture results and tell your organization’s story in a compelling way.
Turning Donors into Investors through Your Annual Appeal
The Activity Trap
5 Truths about Solving Social Issues
4 Elements of Entrepreneurial Culture and How to Incorporate them into the Social Sector
Poverty is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
FYI on PRIs (Program-Related Investments) & MRIs (Mission-Related Investments)
Why Storytelling is Key for the Social Sector
3 Similarities of Agency & Employee Accountability
Top Questions on Logic Models
How Self-Sufficient Are Your Clients?
Social Alchemy: Transforming Problems Into Ideas that Change the World
Impact Measurement Series 1 of 4: Theory of Change
Impact Measurement Series 2 of 4: Measure What Matters
Impact Measurement Series 3 of 4: Right Sized Evaluation Planning
Impact Measurement Series 4 of 4: The Power of Storytelling
Taking it to the Next Level: Layered Logic Models
Social Return on Investment (SROI)
Advanced Thinking on Theory of Change