Getting the Data for the Common Good

The theme for our latest newsletter is 'Getting Data for the Common Good'. In this edition, we review Jonathan Rapping's book Gideon's Promise: a public defender movement to transform criminal justice, invite you to join us for our webinar, which takes place next week - 'Measuring Non-Profit Social Impact During the Pandemic' and talk about the over-representation of BAME young people
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Measuring Non-Profit Social Impact During the Pandemic

In changing with the times, we see non-profits that are finding novel ways of interacting with their clients; revising measures to reflect their new activities; and even offering new services to deal the impacts of Covid-19 on the lives of the people they serve.
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Theory of Change – the Starting Point for Impact Measurement

In our work, we like to develop impact measurements from a fully articulated theory of change (ToC). Our clients, however, have approached us to show them how to measure something accurately and rigorously, and sometimes are unsure why we first need to spend the time talking to them about causal mechanisms, context and their long-term goal.
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Use Data to Tell an Effective Story

Over the past eight years, GtD has been providing social impact analytics to tell our clients’ stories. Effective stories of what their interventions do, who they work with, and the difference they are making to the people they serve: the homeless, young people, public defenders, refugees and immigrants. But, while we are primarily using numbers rather than words to monitor and evaluat
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