We have some very exciting news to share – Navigating Outcomes will be joining the world-class monitoring and evaluation consultancy Clear Horizon. It’s our chance to reach a broader audience and help bring Australian social impact measurement into the digital era. Read More
Shared measurement is a core part of collective impact (CI), a form of place-based approach to collaborative, community-directed efforts to bring about social change.
In a nutshell, shared measurement is the “use of a common set of measures to monitor performance, track progress towards outcomes, and learn what is and is not working in the group’s collective approach” (John Kania, FSG).
But where and how does Evaluation fit into this framework? Read More
Last month I had the privilege of sharing learnings with two leading community agencies working in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector in Southeast Melbourne.
While it was a highly informative evening, in some ways it raised more questions than it answered, especially when it came to responsibility for working across the sector and developing shared outcomes measurement frameworks. Read More
When it comes to measuring collaborative and collective impact, we’re often asked: how can we make it easier for organisations to learn from each other, save money on evaluation costs, and build an evidence base of what works? While strictly speaking, this can’t be achieved with the wave of a magic wand, we’ve found that a shared approach to measurement – where organisations apply the same indicator or set of indicators of change to a common area of work – can deliver some pretty magical results. Read More
It’s hard to imagine, but we are already beginning to think about budgets and plans for FY2018/19.
For those of us in the social impact space, that means we need to get real about getting our organisations ready to demonstrate outcomes, and consider the resources needed to support this.
Interested in working in Social Impact Measurement? We asked six practitioners to share their experiences on how they ended up working in the space, and why. And don’t forget to join us at the SIMNA VIC committee and APSIC panel event next week! Read More
The Collective Impact framework has a lot to offer agencies seeking large-scale, systems-level change to complex problems.
However, it can sometimes be challenging to know where to start. That’s why we’ve written up some of the ways we think collective impact can be considered – do you want the orchestra, the jazz band or the festival line up approach?… Read More
Few would dispute the benefits of making community data available to inform the best possible decisions. However, the first question I get asked from people within collaborations is – how do we get people to share data? Risk and fear often come to mind when people mention sharing data across agencies within communities. People ask… Read More