Social impact measurement

More and more public and private organisations wish to measure their social impact in order to improve the efficacy and the relevance of their actions. Impact measuring has become an essential component of projects for their impact to be improved, for their internal and external activities to be accounted for, to raise funds or even for communication purposes.

To support actors in their impact measurement processes, Convergences created the Social impact measurement breakfasts, a working group dedicated to reflexion, collaborative work and experience sharing. These breakfasts gather actors from all sectors and aim to further improve knowledge of social impact measurement and to provide practical tools to professionals. They notably created the Impact social measurement compass, the Social impact evaluation guide for actors financing SSE organisations and the Social impact measurement vademecum.

The Social impact measurement compass

The Social impact measurement compass establishes a cartography of actors of social impact measurement in France. It identifies 5 steps in the social impact measurement process and a non-exhaustive list of the different actors involved in the social impact measurement field.

An infography for actors funding SSE organisations

The second edition of the Social impact measurement breakfasts resulted in the creation of a Social impact evaluation vademecum, an infography for actors funding SSE organisations. Its goal is to inform on SSE organisations’ needs concerning impact measurement and the existing levers that can answer these needs.

The Social impact measurement vademecum

The Social impact measurement vademecum is a tool for everyone to inform and to locate themselves within the existing litterature on the subject. It is divided in 4 parts, each supporting the different steps of social impact measurement, from its discovery to the evaluation step.