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Shared Measurement: WISE Impact Map and Indicators

In a recent blog, I described some work that Vancity Community Foundation had led to develop a societal cost calculator for work integration social enterprises (WISE) in Vancouver.   Another aspect of the project, was to develop a shared impact map and indicators.  While individual social enterprises within Vancouver differ in the goods and services they produce and the way in which they engage individuals who are marginalized, they are

In the Quest for Big Data, Don’t Forget the Little Data!

In our growing excitement about the power of Big Data, it easy to overlook the importance of using the ‘little data’ out there. These are the data that organizations already collect, but which may not be used to their full potential.    Time spent summarizing, analyzing and using data is as important as collecting it!  Here are five simple tips for getting more from your data:

 

The Story Behind the Metric: Is Vancouver the 2nd or 215th Least Affordable City?

Over the past few years, I have often heard that  ‘Vancouver is the second least affordable city in the world.’  I usually use this metric to feel sorry for myself that I didn’t buy real estate right when I moved here 20 years ago.

 

When people say the word "world", I usually picture this:

 

 

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