Is Your Network Not Working?

We live in a world of networks. Our phones and computer give us access to innumerable interactions that would have been inconceivable thirty years ago, allowing us to make endless connections on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and countless other social media platforms. The ongoing shift to working from home makes business and professional networks ever […]
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Keep Your Eyes on the Road! How dashboards and realtime data can help you see where you’re going

Measuring the effectiveness of changes to working methods or the impact of new policies is traditionally a retroactive exercise: evaluations take data about what has happened to show what has changed and then projects that analysis on to future outcomes. If you drove your car this way it would be like trying to work out […]
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How Rigorous Impact Evaluation Can Improve Social Impact Bonds

In recent years, Social Impact Bonds are being increasingly used by the British government to deliver public services via outcomes based commissioning. They are also becoming increasingly common in the U.S. By linking payments to good outcomes for society, SIBs are used not only to provide better value for money, but also as a driver of public sector reform. In the words of guidance pub
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There’s no Magic Way of Measuring Impact

Data analysis
Wouldn't it be great if there was a way of measuring your social impact across multiple projects using a single dependable statistic? Well, I've got some bad news, and some good. I was recently talking to a charity who wanted to know how if they could go about measuring and reporting the overall impact of the organisation on children and families.
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