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How do we join impact investing and social entrepreneurship for greater impact?

Gorgi Krlev, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 -  Gorgi Krlev considers how rethinking the rationales for decision-making by entrepreneurs and investors can help enhance this match.  Social finance and impact investing are clearly

Look how far we’ve come: Impact investing

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  “Given the opportunity, people from all walks will step forward to do things that put impact at the heart of performance.” Some date it to Biblical times, when Jewish law laid down directives

Push for UK government to help charities measure their impact

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Charities could soon have access to free impact measurement resources A UK MP wants to create a new body to help charities measure their impact, which he hopes will make it easier for

Measuring our success: Which voices count when the numbers are in? And why?

Erica Berthelsen, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  One Girl international programs director Erica Berthelsen considers radically participatory programming and how it’s challenging the status quo of how they work in-country

The process of measuring social impact

Contributor, Thursday, 3rd October 2019 -  The need for practical and standardised assessments for social impact measurement are now more important than ever. In this article, HLB Mann Judd break down the financial model

Making money, doing good: The growth of impact investment

Contributor, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  As the impact investment sector expands, new and improved measurement is helping to bring the practice into the financial mainstream. 

Impact investors aim to create two things:

Impact

Case study: Using creative methods to assess a major event

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  How do you know if an event changed anything? Nesta used creative methods like video diaries to follow up with attendees from its FutureFest event. The results helped it re-design

Market, what market? Why bottom up innovation is so rare in human services

Nicholas Gruen, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  There is a huge catch 22 driving impact measurement in human services. A lot of the evaluation is done because governments seek it, but then it goes nowhere – and for good reason. NGOs

Everything and therefore nothing: Why we must reject the ‘impact’ investors adding nothing new

Contributor, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Impact investing is about so much more than good intentions and transactional impact measurement – it’s about supporting genuine social innovation and taking risks to help a new

Case Study: Assessing the impact of an impact investment

Geoff Mulgan, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  Can tutors help children improve their maths? The Nesta Impact Investment team supported Third Space Learning to undertake a randomised controlled trial and process evaluation

Case Study: Embedding standards of evidence into grant-making

Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  How can we build the evidence for people helping people? The Centre for Social Action used the Nesta standards of evidence to assess every grantee and support them to build their evidence

Case Study: Randomised control trial of SME business support vouchers

Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  Are vouchers that give SMEs access to creative sector support effective? The Creative Credits programme used a randomised control group method to evaluate a voucher scheme, writes
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