Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

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“What is My Impact?: A Case Study on How Third Sector Created A Firm-Wide Framework”

Session Number: 1087
Track: Social Impact Measurement
Session Type: Poster
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Brian K Beachkofski [Managing Director - Third Sector]
Workshop Lead Presenter: Brian K Beachkofski [Managing Director - Third Sector]
Time: Oct 31, 2018 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
Room: Poster 241

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

The number of frameworks which an organization can use to evaluate their social impact is growing at a tremendous clip, keeping pace with the exploding interest in innovative models to improve social sector outcomes. However, the field has not landed on a “one-size-fits all” framework and is unlike to ever land on one given the diversity of needs and constraints.

 In 2018, Third Sector reviewed the multitude of frameworks in the field, teased out best practices and pitfalls of each, and created a new framework on which to measure the results of our consulting engagements to improve the way social services are contracted for and delivered across the United States.

In this session, we will walk through the process, a comparison of existing frameworks, our conclusions, and the lessons learned for public, private, and government organizations who try to capture the effects of the important work they undertake.



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