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How to Measure Impact on a Small Budget


11 May 2017 at 8:12 am
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Social impact measurement is no longer optional for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations and the latest package from Socialsuite can get your started, even on a tight budget.


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How to Measure Impact on a Small Budget
11 May 2017 at 8:12 am

Social impact measurement is no longer optional for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations and the latest package from Socialsuite can get your started, even on a tight budget.

One of the main reasons why NFPs don’t engage in impact measurement is because of limited resources and budgets.

However, measuring impact doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With Socialsuite an organisation can get started with their impact measurement for under $10k and receive an all-inclusive package containing technology licenses, outcomes framework, data collection tools, customisable reports, and training.

Case Study: Learn how the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program (VRCLP) has utilised Socialsuite for their impact measurement on a strict budget.

The VRCLP was established in 2012 to support the collaboration of ten regional community leadership programs across Victoria.

Social impact measurement was seen as an important strategic direction for the organisation.

It was important for them to measure the impact of each regional program individually and to aggregate data on a state level to showcase the collective impact of all 10 programs in order to secure funding to continue their work.

VRCLP decided to replace their manually intensive spreadsheet process with Socialsuite, a cloud-based technology. This saved VRCLP’s employees’ time, allowing them to focus on providing services and simplified the problem of data collection and collation.

Socialsuite enabled them to collect data more efficiently and produce reports based on their outcomes framework. Rolling out Socialsuite saved up to 10 days of the VRCLP CEO’s time, as Socialsuite eradicated the need for disparate survey tools and countless spreadsheets.

Electronic surveys were emailed automatically to program beneficiaries at specific points in time, all from Socialsuite. Interactive reports and dashboards containing charts, tables and graphs are available immediately at the click of a button, enabling VRCLP to analyse their data in real time. Rather than spending time on data collation and spreadsheet auditing VRCLP was able to easily generate custom reports to demonstrate their impact.

CEO of VRCLP Katrina Baddeley said of Socialsuite: “My experience has been overwhelmingly positive. I think it goes without saying that Socialsuite is intuitive and it has certainly been very beneficial. I’m a bit of a fan of Socialsuite analytics. It has the power of real time reporting, so it’s pretty much spectacular. And the fact that you can have it on an iPad, or iPhone, or a portable device is pretty special I think.”

Contact Socialsuite to find out how you can get started with an all-inclusive impact measurement package for under $10k.



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