Welcome to the Winter 2014 Demonstrating Value Newsletter!
Issues & Ideas
Are we way too focused on tracking to goals? Is it better to focus on how we are doing with our systems and practices to find meaning and direction? While James Clear's article in Entrepreneurship Magazine "Forget Setting Goals. Focus on this Instead," is thought provoking, don't throw the baby out with the bath water! Instead structure goal measurement so that it helps to get the conversation going rather than shut it down. Read more
The Technical Corner
DV Resources & Tools
Showing the Value of Employing Individuals Who are Marginalized: Four DV Tools
Social enterprises that provide meaningful work and training to people with barriers to employment create significant community value. They are also complex business to run!
Learn more about tools that are available on our resources page that are specifically geared to this type of enterprise. Read more.
Tools Out There
Shared Measurement in the Universities
Shared measurement is all the rage. I hear of new initiatives frequently, but at the same time there are 'unsung' initiatives at Canadian universities that have been collecting and sharing social and environmental data for decades. Read more
People Behind the Measurement
A friend of DV finds a new home at Junxion Strategy
Garth Yule is working with the Demonstrating Value tools and framework again, but this time from the position of Engagement Manager with Junxion Strategy. Beginning in March 2014, Garth is delivering a series of workshops to introduce the Demonstrating Value framework to other funders, investors and membership-based organizations that would like to build the performance management and communication capacity of their grantees, investees, and/or members. Interested?... Read more