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PAPER | Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications

This paper profiles the work of a handful of innovative organizations in the social sector that have “developed web-based systems for reporting the performance, measuring the outcomes; and coordinating the efforts of hundreds or even thousands of social enterprises within a field.” It examines twenty efforts to develop shared approaches to performance, outcome, or impact measurement across multiple organizations. The accompanying appendices include a short description of each system and four more in-depth case studies.
Mark Kramer, Marcie Parkhurst, Lalitha Vaidyanathan

By Mark Kramer, Marcie Parkhurst, Lalitha Vaidyanathan

Mark Kramer is co-founder and Managing Director of FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm established in 2000 and specializing in strategy, evaluation, and research.

Marcie Parkhurst has led a variety of strategy and evaluation engagements focusing on community and systems change at FSG.

Lalitha has advised a variety of clients while at FSG including corporations, private foundations, multilaterals, government community foundations, and nonprofits. Lalitha’s client work has cut across a range of issues including Shared Value, Catalytic Philanthropy, and Strategic Evaluation.

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