Drawing on a range of methodologies, we tailor our approach to each project depending on the nature of the project and the required markers for success. We work with clients to understand their priorities, and then determine impact indicators that best reflect these needs. We consider the accessibility of data, and the need for each metric when constructing new data collection methods. This is based on how the information will be analysed and ultimately reported. Considering the frequency of reporting required, and drawing on the existing analysis processes, we can propose solutions to impact analysis and reporting that include the following:
We delve into your communications priorities to really understand the need for reporting, and use this information to highlight the most relevant aspects of your social investments. Looking at internal and external communication, for decision making or for stakeholder management, our reporting approach puts your need front and centre. The information collected at the analysis stage is streamlined to highlight the necessary data, cutting out unnecessary processes and minimising obstacles to data collection to establish sustainable reporting practices.
Effective reporting can be used as a marketing tool, demonstrating impact to donors to generate more income. Reporting can also demonstrate progress towards internally-set objectives by the board of directors or trustees. Social impact reporting can be framed around your organisational priorities, incorporating elements such as thematic grouping and the global development agenda.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a globally recognisable framework for understanding development and social impact. More companies and NGOs are using the SDGs as a way to relate their own social impact initiatives to the global conversation. Our understanding of the SDG targets and indicators can help us to frame your activities in this way.
Social Impact Reporting can train your staff on how to maintain and further develop newly established impact measurement and reporting processes. Training is tailored to the processes we develop for each project, so that project managers have a full understanding of the mechanisms at play. This includes the way that the measurement and reporting tools are developed so that continuous improvement and refinement can continue in-house. Effective training is crucial for the sustainability of the established processes, ensuring that strategic analysis and reporting becomes embedded in your social impact activities.