The Common Appoach to Impact Measurment, an initiative led by Carleton University's Centre for Community Innovation is convening a community of non profits, social purpose organizations (SPOs), grant makers, investors and academics to build a better way to measure social impact. The initiative is profiled in this blog posting last summer.
TIESS (L'organisme Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire) is organizing a one-day forum to discuss impact measurement practices, as well as its challenges and opportunities. Several international initiatives and viewpoints will be presented in order to bring out points of convergence around which we can mobilize. The event also includes and unveiling of the Quebec Declaration on Evaluation and Social Impact Measurement.
There are some pretty interesting events coming up that relate to evaluation, measuring social impact and data visualizations. I would love to attend them all!
This spring is full of social enterprise events, many of which touch upon measuring, understanding and communicating impact. Thanks to enp BC for these event listing!
SFU Employment Dialogue Series: Social Enterprise
Tonight: April 14, 2015 (Surrey)
Social Impact Breakfast Session
April 28, 2015 (Prince George) Contact enpBC for more details
NET2VIC Workshop: Demonstrating Value: Build a Management & Reporting Dashboard for your organization
Thursday, February 12, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
In this workshop Steve Williams will show you how to demonstrate value by building a management and reporting dashboard for your organization. In this interactive session, you'll develop the outline of a management dashboard that combines financial, social and environmental indicators you can use to lead your team, pitch funders and investors and track your progress.
Location: Fort Tectoria
Foodies take note! If you enjoyed reading about the Farmers Market Impact Toolkit and what we learned from it, here is an opportunity to explore the potential for your own food-related impact measurement project. On March 19 Junxion Strategy is presenting a Demonstrating Value workshop for funders and investors in local food and the organizations they love.
With its singular history of rugged collective-individualism, Calgary played host to the Social Enterprise World Forum as over a thousand people descended to share, connect and advance social enterprise world-wide during the first week of October.
Last week from October 1 – 4 San Francisco was host to Social Capital Markets 2012 (SOCAP12), an annual conference that connects global innovators, investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs in a discussion about directing the power and efficiency of market systems towards creating social good.