How does social impact reporting work?
Being motivated to deliver improved services is part of your commitment to your work. Finding the time, energy and specialised skills needed to demonstrate its effectiveness can be harder. But we all know that proving the social impact of your work is crucial to gaining the funding needed for continued success.
Our Impact Evaluation service has provided clients with a definitive and trusted assessment of their social impact. With Get the Data’s Prove package, social impact reporting can be carried out like so:
- Control group data collection
Using a control group in your evaluation means you can rigorously estimate your impact. We identify how a control group can be constructed, set its data standards and help you to collect those data.
With the control data collected, we can then carry out quasi-experiments that aim to evaluate interventions. Here, we can demonstrate causality between an intervention and an outcome.
Through the Prove package, we can also analyse data where measurements have been taken at different time points. These measurements can be taken over shorter or longer periods of time to evaluate an programme’s different effects.
- Statistical modelling of impact
We can begin to prove social impact by applying statistical analysis to a particular dataset. With these insights, it is much easier to interpret the data strategically.
This approach to data reporting will allow you and your organisation to optimise your resources and maximise your results.
In addition to this, you will be able to extract the story behind your successes, and use that to prove to the world the valuable social impact your organisation is achieving.
Get the Data’s Impact Evaluation Package
You know the social impact your work has. The Prove package ensures others can see it just as clearly as you do.
Get the Data’s Prove package helps you to produce rigorous social impact evaluation that definitively articulates the impact of your work. More than this, our expert team will deliver this evidence and reporting for you. We can do this through:
- Definitive Impact Evaluation
Our team can thoroughly assess how your intervention your organisation is being delivered and how that is affecting outcomes. We apply the most rigorous impact evaluation design possible so you receive definitive results.
- Advanced Statistical Models
Our team of analysts can employ advanced statistical modelling techniques to answer your key social impact data questions. We can find the key drivers of outcome variables and identify what changes in your data are significant.
Our impact reports communicate clearly the change your organisation is creating. To be impactful with funders and stakeholders, communicating your social impact well is as important as proving it.
Impact Evaluation with ValiDATA – Helping make your journey a smooth one
Should you also need help with data collection, Get the Data’s ValiDATA performance information tool has been developed using Microsoft Access and Excel to provide a cost-effective solution to collecting and analysing data. We would be pleased to demonstrate exactly how the tool works and the part it plays within the full spectrum of our services.
Get the Data will carefully tailor our Prove package to fit your individual requirements. This means you will only pay for the elements of the package which are appropriate to the scale of your needs.
How can Get the Data help you with Social Impact Evaluation?
Get the Data works with organisations in the UK and the US that want to prove their impact on society. We provide social impact analytics in the form of three main packages: Measure, Learn and Prove.
Gaining insight from your data gives you the confidence of knowing – not just hoping – that what you are doing works. It lets you know that you are making a real impact in your field, but perhaps more importantly, it offers assurance to the people who are looking for that proof.
If you know you could be doing more to with your data through social impact data reporting and evaluation but you are not sure where to start, take the first step and contact us today on our enquiry form or by calling 020 3371 8950. We will get you started on your social impact journey.