The Sorting Hat of Indicators: A Wizarding Approach to Shared Measurement

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

Are you outcomes ready for 2018/19? 3 things you need to do now

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.

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Working in Concert: The Orchestra, The Jazz Band and the Festival Line Up

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

The Data Dance – Successfully Choreographing Data Sharing in Your Community

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