Social Impact Measurement

SIM TIG Week: Bridging evaluation and impact measurement and management, by Sara McGarraugh, Leah Goldstein Moses and Ben Fowler

Hi everyone! We are Sara McGarraugh and Leah Goldstein Moses from The Improve Group, and Ben Fowler from MarketShare Associates. As evaluators that work with mission-driven organizations, we’re excited to talk about how evaluation and impact measurement and management intersect. Leason Learned: Both require gathering data within real-time constraints. The Improve Group is an evaluation …

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SIM TIG Week: Evaluator Engagement in the Evolution of Social Impact Measurement by Jane Reisman and Alyna Wyatt

Hi! We are Jane Reisman, Chair and Alyna Wyatt, Program Chair, Social Impact Measurement TIG. As impact investing and other market solutions for addressing global goals have been evolving, so have approaches to social impact measurement. Evaluators have been increasingly engaged in efforts to create bridges between the evaluation and impact investing communities and these …

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SIM TIG Week: Capturing job creation impacts by Ben Fowler and Richard Horne

Hi, we are Ben Fowler, Co-Founder and Principal and Richard Horne, Managing Consultant at MarketShare Associates (MSA). We are a global firm who specializes in identifying, implementing and measuring business solutions for positive social impact.  Our work focuses on supporting impact investors, foundations and bilateral donors to assess the impact of their investments for job creation …

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SIM TIG Week: Social + Business Metrics Power Couples by Rebecca Baylor, Heather Esper and Yaquta Fatehi

Hi, we’re Rebecca Baylor, Heather Esper and Yaquta Fatehi from the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI). Our team specializes in performance measurement. We use data to improve organizations’ effectiveness, scalability, and sustainability and create more value for their stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries. We believe combining social and business metrics …

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SIM TIG Week: Four Uses of Evaluation in Pay for Success Projects by Brian Beachkofski

Good morning! I’m Brian Beachkofski, lead for data and evaluation at Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. We are a 501(c)3 consulting firm that advises governments, community organizations, and funders on how to better spend public funds to move the needle on pressing challenges such as economic mobility and the well-being of our children. Our proven …

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SIM TIG Week: Integrating an evaluator into a non-evaluation team by Courtney Bolinson and Muthoni Wachira

Hi! We are Courtney Bolinson and Muthoni Wachira, Impact Evaluation Manager and Investment Director at Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB). EWB invests in seed-stage social enterprises to help them scale and drive lasting, transformational impact within communities that need it most. EWB recognised the need for an evaluator to measure and interpret the impact of …

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SIM TIG Week: Untangling Cross-Sector Miscommunications: The Impact Management Glossary by Michael Harnar

Hi, my name is Michael Harnar and I am an assistant professor in the Western Michigan University Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program, and a founding board member of Social Value US. I want to introduce you to a cool resource and invite you to participate in its development. How many times have you had a …

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SIM TIG Week: Social Impact Measurement: What is this all about? By Jane Reisman and Alyna Wyatt

Hi there, we’re Jane Reisman and Alyna Wyatt, Chair and Program Chair of the Social Impact Measurement TIG. The fields of impact investing and other market solutions are rapidly advancing vehicles for addressing social and environmental goals. The Social Impact Measurement TIG is in its early stages of growth and exploration as we as evaluation …

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SIM TIG Week: Powerful Assumptions by Andrea Nelson Trice

I’m Andrea Nelson Trice, President of Trice & Associates, an evaluation and consulting firm. This case came from my research for a book project on the human dimensions of social enterprise success. Tony, a successful entrepreneur, visited several emerging markets and determined that dependency on fire for light is unacceptable in the 21st century. The …

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SIM TIG Week: Using Multi-Dimensional Poverty Outcomes in Measurement by Heather Esper and Yaquta Fatehi

This is Heather Esper, senior program manager, and Yaquta Fatehi, senior research associate, from the Performance Measurement Initiative at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. Our team specializes in performance measurement to improve organizations’ effectiveness, scalability, and sustainability and to create more value for their stakeholders in emerging economies. Our contribution to …

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