Helping organizations integrate measurable impact into decision making

Impact Strategy

For businesses and organizations today, creating a positive social impact is directly tied to sustainability and growth. But how can organizations transition their business strategy to prioritize social good and fully account for the resources they are applying toward impact?

Through impact strategy development, and rigorous measurement and reporting, our team helps organizations achieve their impact vision and drive positive and equitable outcomes.

Our solution

We help organizations create impact measurement evaluation and reporting frameworks, develop impact strategies, use data science as a key tool, and design
evidence-based and impact-centered policies and programming. We work with our storytelling team to develop strategies to tell your impact story in an engaging and human-centered way.

Our rigorous, accurate and transparent impact measurement and reporting structure leads to:

  • Heightened trust from investors and stakeholders
  • through transparency and evidence-based outcomes.
  • Actionable data to inform decision-making.
  • Accountability for resources invested into the social and environmental spaces.
  • Sustainability
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SECTORS WE ARE WORKING IN

Social service organizations

For-profit companies

Non-profit government agencies (state, local, federal)

Investment portfolios

Family Foundations and philanthropic portfolios

Impact Definition

Assess the current impact measurement process rooted in performance to date. Clarify theory of change and define associated key performance indicators.

Our expertise

Impact-driven strategic planning

Measurement, evaluation, and reporting

Community-based research & engagement

Data Visualization and Storytelling

Our Approach

We leverage our position as a University-affiliated organization to draw from a deep bench of academics and researchers who can contribute to helping us solve the most important issues.

We apply informed and rigorous impact measurement and analysis practices.

We bring top-tier data scientists and data visualization practices to our work

We convert the research, analysis, and evaluation data into compelling and actionable stories to inspire the world to listen and act.

We use data, measurement, and evaluation our policy experts offer impact-centered recommendations for leadership teams, boards, and organizations to champion those ideas to key stakeholders.

How we are different

Comprehensive Process & Methodology

Our framework spans all phases of the impact measurement process – accurately defining impact, integrating data tracking and visualization tools, analyzing and reporting insights, setting up a structure for long-term sustainability of measurement systems, and integrating a feedback loop for continuous improvement.

We are University affiliated applied researchers.

We take the academic rigor and infuse it into our work to preserve the integrity of academic research and community interventions.

We offer tailored impact solutions and data tracking and visualization tools.

With constantly evolving standards, along with differing stakeholder expectations, our experts design solutions specific to the needs of our partners with accuracy, accountability, and clear communication in mind.

Human-centered, comprehensive impact measurement

Our experience has taught us that the people who are closest to the problem are the most likely people to have the solutions.

  • We synthesize both quantitative and qualitative data in our analysis and reporting.
  • Our process gives clients key insights into the personal stories and challenges of stakeholders in their community.
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Allsop, Alyssa

Allsop, Alyssa

Alyssa Allsop

Associate, Data Science

Borcik, Danika

Borcik, Danika

Danika Borcik

Manager, Impact Strategy

Boxer, Allison

Boxer, Allison

Allison Boxer

Managing Director, Impact Strategy

Brewster, Megan

Brewster, Megan

Megan Brewster

Sr. Manager

Brittain, Bryan

Brittain, Bryan

Bryan Brittain

Associate

Chan, Tiffany

Chan, Tiffany

Tiffany Chan

Student Fellow, Impact Strategy

Heaton, Brooke

Heaton, Brooke

Brooke Heaton

Student Fellow, Impact Strategy

Irwin, Frederique

Irwin, Frederique

Frederique Irwin

MD, Impact Strategy

Jackson, Aaron

Jackson, Aaron

Aaron Jackson

Student Fellow, Impact Strategy

Kaufman, Anna

Kaufman, Anna

Anna Kaufman

Associate, Impact Strategy

Khotari, Krishi

Khotari, Krishi

Krishi Khotari

Student Fellow

Leung, Ben

Leung, Ben

Ben Leung

Manager, Impact Strategy

Olivry, Valentin

Olivry, Valentin

Valentin Olivry

Director, Impact Strategy

Ram, Erin

Ram, Erin

Erin Ram

Manager

Rogers, Dr. Tiana N.

Rogers, Dr. Tiana N.

Dr. Tiana N. Rogers

Sr. Director, Impact Strategy

Schoof, Timothy

Schoof, Timothy

Timothy Schoof

Associate, Impact Strategy

Scott, Nicki

Scott, Nicki

Nicki Scott

Manager, Impact Strategy

Spangler, Josh

Spangler, Josh

Josh Spangler

Student Fellow, Impact Strategy

Taylor, Dana

Taylor, Dana

Dana Taylor

Director, Impact Strategy

Thea Louise Thomaseth

Thea Louise Thomaseth

Thea Louise Thomaseth

Student Fellow, Impact Strategy

Van Alfen, Trent

Van Alfen, Trent

Trent Van Alfen

Director, Impact Strategy

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Our work

Our work across multiple areas of impact expertise across the globe has helped our partners fully realize their impact vision.

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