Gather the right data to tell a compelling and evidence-based story of change.

Learn the frameworks and familiarise yourself with the practical tools for collecting evidence to measure, demonstrate and articulate the social impact of your organisation, or program. You’ll learn how to ensure you’re measuring the right outcomes through meaningful and quantifiable metrics, how to make sense of the data, and how to build this into the story of your organisation.

What you'll learn

  • Why you should care about measuring social impact

  • Where to start collecting evidence

  • How to build evidence into your organisation

  • The difference between activities, outcomes and outputs, and what is important to measure

  • How to do outcomes management using a Logic Model

  • Step-by-step guide to running a Logic Model Workshop to identify your priority outcomes

  • How to develop your evidence base to prove the desired change is happening

  • What data to collect and which indicators to use

  • How to collect the data and examples of simple techniques

Additional Resources & Articles

Social Ventures Australia Fundamentals For Impact
SVA Fundamentals for Impact will help you answer critical questions about the effectiveness of your organisation and programs. The toolkit enables you to think systematically about the areas that might affect your organisation’s ability to create the scale of social change you want and provide a clear pathway to prioritise and act on that information to do better.

Outcomes Guide: Tips for Applicants
The nib foundation developed a document for their grant recipients to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to measure and report outcomes. It outlines why it’s important to measure outcomes, explains terminology, provides tips and hits and example outcomes measurement approaches.

6 Step Quick-Start Guidebook: Social Outcomes Measurement
You can use this 6 step guidebook to make quick and simple start to measuring outcomes. It’s easier than you think. This guidebook will step you through defining the purpose of your program/service, examining how the program is delivered, defining the expected outcomes, creating an outcomes data collection plan, and collecting, analysing and reporting on the data.

Acumen Social Impact Analysis Course
A five-week online course teaching you about the  frameworks and practical tools for measuring the social impact of your company, organisation, or initiative. 

The Compass: Your Guide to Social Impact Measurement
The Centre for Social Impact has developed a comprehensive guide to navigating social outcomes and social impact measurement, for everyone working towards the creation of positive social impact in Australia. The Compass explores and explains key topics, concepts, questions and principles of outcomes measurement.

SVA Outcomes Management Guide
SVA has developed resources for organisations looking to adopt an outcomes focused approach. This can help you shift your focus to outcomes so that you can tell the story of the real difference your activities are making to the lives of the people you work with, and what the lasting impact will be.

Simple Logic Model Workshop Guide
Follow this simple guide to hold a logic model workshop to identify, group and order your outcomes and measure your impact.

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Collaboration Partners

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Clemmie Baker & Anders Uechtritz - Social Ventures Australia

Social Ventures Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage through consulting, impact investing, philanthropy and advocacy. As part of the SVA Consulting team, Clemmie and Anders frequently work with organisations, both large and small, to help them ensure they’re able to measure, prove and improve their impact through effective use of evidence.

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