Tracking Outcomes: Powering Impact Measurement for the Giving Community

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Tracking Outcomes: Powering Impact Measurement for the Giving Community

Philanthropy isn't changing--it already has. The shift from traditional giving to social impact investing is upon us. You can be at the forefront of this trend by tracking and understanding the specific and measurable impact of your social investments. Make informed decisions, track the effectiveness of your programs and tell your impact story using ROI-focused results and a common outcomes measurement language.

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Impact Crash Course: How to Advance Your Organization’s Outcomes Measurement Maturity
Be honest: Is your impact story more about what your organization gave and funded rather than what changed because of your investment? In our latest paper, you’ll learn about our five stages of outcomes measurement maturity and what you can do to advance your organization’s ability to prove your impact to your internal and external stakeholders. You will walk away with: Insight...
Oct 19, 2016 3:15 PM ET
The Point of Impact: Where Corporate Philanthropy and Social Impact Collide
You already know we’ve reached a point of impact in the giving sector, where social impact is the real point of giving back. This shift toward impact and measurable results is present across all kinds of giving organizations, from nonprofits to foundations to corporations. For companies, whether you label it corporate citizenship, corporate philanthropy, CSR or something else, what we...
Sep 27, 2016 12:30 PM ET
MicroEdge + Blackbaud Releases the Outcomes Maturity Model, a New Assessment Tool for Giving Sector to Gauge & Advance Measurement Sophistication
Developed in partnership with The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI), MicroEdge + Blackbaud’s Outcomes Maturity Model includes an online assessment tool that looks at an organization’s outcomes measurement readiness in seven key categories. This assessment tool will help organizations understand where they fall on the spectrum of measurement maturity, and help them realize the necessary steps to...
Sep 13, 2016 9:15 AM ET
Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes
MicroEdge + Blackbaud outcomes expert Michelle DiSabato has helped us understand the role that outcomes measurement plays in driving collaboration between funders and grantees. While these are the primary benefits of tracking and reporting on outcomes for foundations and nonprofits, there are other benefits that can help all types of organizations become more effective.  This article...
Sep 1, 2016 12:00 PM ET
How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization's Story?
Our MicroEdge + Blackbaud resident outcomes expert Michelle DiSabato has witnessed how reporting has changed and knows how to tell an organization’s story for impact. The difference is focusing on results. The focus used to be primarily on dollars granted, numbers of grants and location. This information was included in annual reports, presented at Board Meetings, shared with...
Aug 17, 2016 2:00 PM ET