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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

Case study: Using matched-control groups to evaluate a volunteering scheme

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Do volunteers in hospitals make a difference? This programme used matched control groups in adjacent hospital wards to capture the impact of hospital volunteers, writes Geoff Mulgan,

Case study: Capturing the impact of a challenge prize

Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Can a challenge prize improve farming in Nepal? The Data-Driven Farming Prize developed an impact framework to capture its effects on problem-solving, building capabilities and

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Measuring our impact

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  The measurement of innovation impact is rarely straightforward but it’s essential to try and track what is being achieved, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan. Like many funders,

Why NFPs need to ask powerful questions

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th May 2019 -  Not for profits looking to measure outcomes must first ensure they are asking the right questions so they can get the right data, according to leading evaluation experts. Pro Bono

What does $87M of giving look like?

Jodi Kennedy, Tuesday, 19th March 2019 -  This week Equity Trustees released its inaugural Annual Giving Review. Jodi Kennedy, general manager charitable trusts and philanthropy, explains how it marks the beginning of

The Major Challenge of Impact Measurement

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  The rise of impact measurement is making the playing field for funding increasingly unfair, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking, which has partnered with the University
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