Outcomes, Dashboards and Cupcakes: Our presentation at the Australia and New Zealand Addiction Conference

While there’s still a detailed write up to come exploring our shared outcomes journey with Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery, in the meantime we wanted to share our joint presentation from last month’s Australia and New Zealand Addiction Conference.

In it, we cover how we broke down the somewhat daunting task of implementing an organisation-wide Outcomes Measurement Framework, as well as key lessons when it comes to the support and resources needed to make Outcomes Measurement a streamlined and welcome part of everyday work. Read More

The Need for Shared Approaches to Measurement in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector

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

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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Is Outcomes Measurement ‘Real Work’?

The other day someone told me that they didn’t want to be taken away from the ‘real work’ to collect data for outcomes measurement.

As someone who has dedicated their career to measurement and evaluation I had to take a deep breath. As someone who has seen the real difference made by outcomes measurement to program impact, I had to take another breath… Read More

Top Five Trends in Social Impact Measurement in 2017

I love the summer break for reflecting on trends in the measurement and evaluation space (no, really – I do!) So, here are the top five trends in social impact measurement for 2017.

1. Big data
Big data is everywhere. But what is it? Big data is data sets so huge that they require more complex methods, applications and programs to analyse them… Read More

Want a dashboard? From Free to Bespoke, 5 Questions to Ask

I’ll admit it: the thought of a colourful dashboard with real time data at my fingertips brings me joy. For those of us working in collaborations, how great would it be to have shared measurement online, with data democratically available and informing our learning through real time feedback loops?