Powerful Metrics & Methods for Measuring Effective Social Impact


"If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." – Peter Drucker

Your company likely has a number of motivations for its corporate philanthropy, employee giving and employee volunteering programs. And you — and your nonprofit partners — want to make an impact and improve the lives of the people you’re trying to help. 

But are your efforts truly hitting the mark? Does all of the time and investment you put into your corporate philanthropy actually help your employees and your brand? Does your work make an impact on your community?

For too many companies, the answers to these important questions are unclear.

This guide will:

  • Provide your company and each of its departments with metrics for measuring impact,
  • Present questions to consider as you keep your long-term goals in mind, and
  • Clarify the difference between inputs, outputs, and outcomes to help you demonstrate a causal relationship between your programs and impact in the community.

Recommended reading: "What Social Impact Is and How to Measure It Effectively"


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