Measurement that Makes Sense: Take Control of the Data you Collect

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Measurement that Makes Sense: Take Control of the Data you Collect

Use information and data more effectively to run your organization, plan for the future and show its value

By Vancity Community Foundation

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Date and time

Friday, May 14, 2021 · 10:30am - 12pm PDT



About this event

Whether you’re a social enterprise, non-profit program or collaborative initiative, keeping track of data can be a challenge! What’s important to collect? How do you bring data together to gain insights about what you’re doing, make good decisions and show your impact and value? The Demonstrating Value (DV) framework is a simple and practical approach that can help.

In this workshop, you’ll learn you’ll learn how to clearly define what information is most useful to collect to show performance and impact using the DV framework. You’ll also learn how to go further with the free-to-download guide: Performance and Impact Measurement: Improving your Practices. Time will be set aside in the workshop for your questions and open discussion about the practical issues, challenges and solutions in measurement and evaluation.

The session is facilitated by:

This workshop is directed to social purpose organizations (e.g. social enterprise, non-profit organization, impact business) and is suitable for executive directors, program staff, social entrepreneurs and others directly involved in running organizations. Feel free to share this invite link with others you think would benefit. Before the session, we’ll reach out to you with a short activity that you can do ahead of time to get the most of this session.

Workshop partners

Vancity Community Foundation is a public charitable foundation that supports Vancity Credit Union’s vision of redefining wealth in a way that furthers the financial, social and environmental well-being of its members and their communities

Demonstrating Value Resource Society is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada. The Demonstrating Value Framework is aligned with the Common Approach to Impact Measurement, an emerging, flexible standard for Impact Measurement in Canada.

Going Further

Following the workshop there are some opportunities for participants to apply what they’ve learned through the following:

  • 'Discussion Circles' that will enable participants of our workshops to bring the specific issues they face in evaluation and measurement for feedback and discussion with peers and workshop facilitators.
  • The Opportunity to book an hour to discuss a specific measurement-related issue with a workshop facilitator (limited hours at no charge are available).

Each session will also describe resources and opportunities to support further learning.

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