Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact

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BACO Ratio

This tool quantifies a potential investment's social output and compares it to the universe of existing charitable options for that explicit social
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This tool quantifies a potential investment's social output and compares it to the universe of existing charitable options for that explicit social issue. The BACO calculation is driven by three factors: financial leverage, enterprise efficiencies, and technology leverage.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation

Acumen Fund

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Benefit-Cost Analysis

This tool expresses costs and social impacts of an investment in monetary terms. Quantification is achieved according to one or more of three
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This tool expresses costs and social impacts of an investment in monetary terms. Quantification is achieved according to one or more of three measures: NPV (the aggregate value of all costs, revenues and social impacts discounted), benefit-cost ratio (the discounted value of revenues and positive impacts divided by discounted value of costs and negative impacts) and internal rate of return (the net value of revenues plus impacts expressed as an annual percentage return on the total costs of the investment).  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Abt Associates

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Benefit-Cost Ratio

This tool calculates a benefit/cost ratio for a Robin Hood program, whose goal is to eradicate poverty in New York City. It does so by applying a
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This tool calculates a benefit/cost ratio for a Robin Hood program, whose goal is to eradicate poverty in New York City. It does so by applying a common measure of success for programs of all types: how much a grant to a program boosts the future earnings (or, more generally, living standards) of poor families above that which they would have earned in the absence of Robin Hood’s help. It then divides the estimated earnings boost by the size of Robin Hood’s grant. The ratio for each grant measures the value it delivers to poor people per dollar of cost to Robin Hood.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, case study

Robin Hood Foundation

ToolDiseases,
Education,
Employment...

Cost Benefit Analysis

This tool monetizes the benefits and costs associated with an intervention. It takes the perspective of society as a whole and considers the costs
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This tool monetizes the benefits and costs associated with an intervention. It takes the perspective of society as a whole and considers the costs and dollar-valued outcomes aggregated across all stakeholders (government sector or individuals as taxpayers, program participants or private individuals, the rest of society). The output from cost-benefit analysis can be measures of net benefits (benefits – costs), the ratio of benefits to cost (benefit-cost ratios), or the internal rate of return (the rate of growth a project is expected to generate).  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Cost Effectiveness Analysis

This tool calculates a ratio of cost to a non-monetary benefit or outcome. The focus may be on one domain of impact (e.g. crime, student
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This tool calculates a ratio of cost to a non-monetary benefit or outcome. The focus may be on one domain of impact (e.g. crime, student achievement) or multiple areas of impact. However, measures of cost-effectiveness can only account for one area of program impact at a time. Since program impacts are measured in natural units (e.g. life year saved, child graduating from high school), unless those units are common across all areas of impact, it is not possible to aggregate across them.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Cost per Impact

This tool aims to measure how much change costs as measured by the investments made by philanthropists or other sources to realize the impact
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This tool aims to measure how much change costs as measured by the investments made by philanthropists or other sources to realize the impact (measured by specific objective criteria for success).  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Center for High Impact Philanthropy

ToolEducation,
Food,
Health...

Ecological Footprint

The Ecological Footprint is a resource accounting tool that measures how much of the biological capacity of the planet is demanded by a given human
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The Ecological Footprint is a resource accounting tool that measures how much of the biological capacity of the planet is demanded by a given human activity or population. It takes into account six primary areas: cropland, grazing land, fishing grounds, forest, built-up land, and land for carbon absorption. The Ecological Footprint calculator, an application of the Footprint tool, asks a user a series of questions to determine how many global hectares are required for the entity's support - these questions include eating habits, household size, transportation usage, and others.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Global Footprint Network

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Environmental Performance Reporting System (EPRS)

The EPRS tool provides an annual summary to investors on the actual net environmental benefits of clean technology investments. It first develops
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The EPRS tool provides an annual summary to investors on the actual net environmental benefits of clean technology investments. It first develops an environmental analytical framework for the portfolio company and then finalizes indicators and tracks data when the company begins generating sales.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, consultant service

Environmental Capital Group

ToolEnvironment,
Other

Expected Return

This is a tool that calculates the expected return of an investment by multiplying (benefit in a perfect world x likelihood of success x
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This is a tool that calculates the expected return of an investment by multiplying (benefit in a perfect world x likelihood of success x philanthropy's contribution)/cost.   
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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GuideStar Analyst Reports

This tool provides reports detailing individual public charity financial performance. These reports reveal trends in income, assets, and expenses
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This tool provides reports detailing individual public charity financial performance. These reports reveal trends in income, assets, and expenses and provide the ability to analyze peer group comparisons according to geographic area and NTEE classification.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, report

GuideStar

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Local Multiplier 3

LM3 was developed by NEF as a simple and understandable tool for measuring local economic impact. It is designed to help people think about local
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LM3 was developed by NEF as a simple and understandable tool for measuring local economic impact. It is designed to help people think about local money flows and how their organization can practically improve its local economic impact, as well as influence the public sector to consider the impact of its procurement decisions. It was designed to be quick and relatively easy and to highlight where an organization can improve its impact.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, framework

New Economics Foundation

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Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool

This self-assessment tool for non-profit organizations was developed by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to help organizations understand their
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This self-assessment tool for non-profit organizations was developed by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to help organizations understand their current capacity and map out goals for improvement based on four key areas crucial to success, based on The Conservation Company's Capacity Assessment Grid: Leadership, Adaptive, Management, and Operational capacity. The tool provides instructions for filling out the form as well as calculations that provide a score to benchmark progress toward improvement. Results from the assessment can also help grantmakers deepen their understanding of the current capacity of their grantees as well as track their growth in capacity over time.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use, worksheet

Marguerite Casey Foundation

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SROI Framework

This method offers set of guidelines for the measurement of non-financial impact per investment. It defines four major stages: Planning,
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This method offers set of guidelines for the measurement of non-financial impact per investment. It defines four major stages: Planning, Implementation, Reporting and Embedding, and the key questions and choices to be addressed at each step. Planning involves determining the goals for the analysis, its scope, the key stakeholders affected by the entity to be analyzed, the entity’s impact value chain, sources of data of information to be gathered, and a resource plan for the analysis. Implementation involves collection of data and supporting outcomes and base case evidence, as well as a calculation of social cash flows for outcomes describable in monetary terms, and a net present value calculation of these to arrive at an ROI ratio. Reporting includes making transparent the scope of the analysis and sources to facilitate verification and replication. Embedding includes specifying who is responsible for ongoing maintenance of data collection and analysis. The SROI framework does not include data management tools.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, case study, checklist, framework, guide

ESROIN members and others

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SROI Lite

This is a method for measuring social impact by asking enterprise managers to define the single most important output they create and the unit cost
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This is a method for measuring social impact by asking enterprise managers to define the single most important output they create and the unit cost of that output and to calculate how much is spent for every successful output created.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation

Santa Clara University GSBI™

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