Empowering nonprofits to independently use data to learn, improve, and have a greater impact.
Using evidence effectively helps nonprofits run better programs – which leads to improved lives. Over the past 10 years at IDinsight, we have curated a set of tools that adapt rigorous methodologies to help nonprofits and social enterprises answer their most pressing questions: How do I set my program up for success? How will I know if things get off track? We now seek to make these resources accessible to a broader audience. To this end, we are developing the Impact Measurement Guide: a freely available interactive web application that supports nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations in using evidence.
Through the Impact Measurement Guide, nonprofits can:
Nonprofits are responsible for delivering essential services to many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. This is critical work, and these organizations need evidence to optimize program design, improve implementation, and maximize impact.
However, existing resources do not speak to their needs and constraints. Our user research found that smaller nonprofits are unsure of which evidence-generating method to use, are unaware of resources to guide them, and/or find such resources laborious to use or unsuited to their needs. Outsourcing evidence generation is usually not viable due to tight budgets.
We provide a free and comprehensive resource that supports small and medium nonprofits along the entire evidence journey from program inception to scale.
We are developing a feature-rich, interactive web application for the launched version of the Impact Measurement Guide.
The Impact Measurement Guide will include:
Our goal is to have a successful version of the Impact Measurement Guide adopted by thousands of organizations and impact millions of lives over the next five years.
Impact Measurement Guide by IDinsight