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Untitled design (2)Aggregation of Impact: Does all this measurement add up?

Author: Social Value UK
Year: 2016
Description: This report explores different perspectives on the challenge of aggregating, or summarising, impact data. For any organisation that manages impact across multiple projects or investees, the question of how to assess wider impact without losing the granularity and usefulness of impact data to improve impact is a consistent one. This report hears from contributors across sectors and levels of organisation to hear their solutions and thoughts on this prescient issue.

Untitled designCollective Insights on Collective Impact

Authors: John Kania, Fay Hanleybrown, Jennifer Splansky Juster, Jeff Edmondson, Ben Hecht, Lori Bartczak,  Mary Jean Ryan,  Merita Irby, Patrick Boyle, Marcie Parkhurst, Hallie Preskill, Lili Allen, Monique Miles, Adria Steinberg,  Thaddeus Ferber & Erin White.
Description: This special supplement features the most recent thinking and learning about how to use the collective impact approach to address large-scale social and environmental problems.

Running LeanRunning Lean – Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

Author: Ash Maurya
Year: 2012
Description: We live in an age of unparalleled opportunity for innovation. We’re building more products than ever before, but most of them fail–not because we can’t complete what we set out to build, but because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product.
What we need is a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success. That’s the promise of Running Lean.

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Supplementary Guidance for Principle 2: Understand what changes

Author: Social Value International
Year: 2016
Description: The aim of the guidance is to help you know how to collect the information you need about ‘changes’ and how to analyse this information in order to produce a set of well-defined outcomes. Understanding what changes is a fundamental building block for any attempt to measure and maximise social value. This guidance is essential for anyone looking to maximise value and increase well-being, equality, and environmental stability.