02
Aug 18

Takeaways from the Measuring Social Outcomes Conference

Author:Ash Natesh

The measuring social outcomes conference kicked off with Bessi Graham, Co-Founder of Benefit Capital. She brought to light how measurement for not for profit should not be viewed as an afterthought, but as a core part of the organisation. “Organisations have the inability to be vulnerable, they often use measurement to only ever share good … Continue reading Takeaways from the Measuring Social Outcomes Conference

05
Feb 16

Surviving in the NGO ‘Marketplace’

Things are changing for the NGO sector.  There is a trend away from block funding and towards models that see providers operating in a marketplace environment (think the NDIS, Consumer Directed Care and the recently announced Mental Health Reforms). So how do you ensure your NGO survives in the new environment? We’ve heard how many … Continue reading Surviving in the NGO ‘Marketplace’

12
Aug 15

Are you Measuring your Outcomes?

Many organisations are being asked to demonstrate the results of their programs and services. To do this they are using outcomes measurement. Outcomes measurement is the term used to explain the process of assessing and evaluating the results of an activity, policy, intervention, process, or program. Typically, the approach assesses the extent to which the … Continue reading Are you Measuring your Outcomes?

24
Feb 15

8 Steps to Implementing Results Based Accountability in your Organisation

Results Based Accountability (RBA) is a measurement tool that enables an organisation to measure its impact on the community. At its core, it encourages Not For Profits to ask themselves: How much did we do? How well did we do it? Is anyone better off?’ Roger Kennedy and Raechel Mathews of the YWCA NSW took … Continue reading 8 Steps to Implementing Results Based Accountability in your Organisation

23
Feb 15

How to Measure Social Outcomes with Limited Resources

Limited resources are an ongoing challenge for Not For Profit organisations, so how do you implement an Impact Measurement program with restricted time and budget? This was a topic tackled during a panel discussion at the recent Measuring Social Outcomes Conference in Sydney, with contributions from Rebecca Davies and Annika Schmidt from Linkwest, Simon Robinson … Continue reading How to Measure Social Outcomes with Limited Resources

20
Feb 15

Commissioning for Social Outcomes: A Lesson From New Zealand

Awerangi Tamihere of Te Pou Matakana gave an inspiring presentation at the first day of our Measuring Social Outcomes Conference on Wednesday, outlining how her organisation has developed an ‘aspirational outcomes’ approach to their work. Te Pou Matakana focuses on sustained outcomes for indigenous families in North Island, New Zealand. Their goals are to see … Continue reading Commissioning for Social Outcomes: A Lesson From New Zealand

19
Feb 15

Impact Measurement Awards 2015 – The Winners

The second annual Impact Measurement Awards took place in Sydney last night, honouring the inspiring progress being made by Not-for-Profit, Government, Corporate and Philanthropic organisations in the crucial area of social impact measurement. Entrants were assessed on how they have measured their social outcomes, how they have used these outcomes to ‘improve’ rather than ‘prove’, how they have … Continue reading Impact Measurement Awards 2015 – The Winners

06
Feb 15

Holding Your Organisation Accountable for Outcomes

Outcomes measurement:  you select an approach, you embed it in your organisation and you use the results to prove your impact and make improvements where necessary. But it shouldn’t end there. A key part of good outcomes measurement is making your results available to others.  It means that your organisation is accountable for the outcomes it achieves. … Continue reading Holding Your Organisation Accountable for Outcomes