Join Us to discuss The Nature of Measuring Impact in Philanthropy

At the core of the work of most nonprofits, is a “wicked challenge” – measuring IMPACT. This is a puzzle with no easy solution.  Once you begin to address societal issues, we realize how many other issues are connected to it.  Let’s call it a web of challenges to overcome. Today, our work demands us to prove capacity to address these societal issues and develop sustainable impact models. But how do we get there?

How do we know what we are doing is having any impact?  Sure, we can count the number of hours we work with someone and their family.  And we can count the number of cases we have.  And we can add up the number of people who completed our program.  But is that enough?  Enough to fulfill your missions and create fundable, sustainable organizations?

On April 22nd, join NetSquared, DonorFuse, and an innovative panel including: 

• Toi Hutchinson, Illinois State Senator

• Marc J. Lane, Board Chairman of Social Enterprise Alliance

• Eric Weinheimer. President & CEO of The Cara Program 

• K. Sujata, President of Chicago Foundation for Women

Are there ways we can effectively measure impact? Yes! We’ll share ways to: 

·  adjust our thinking towards using new metrics and processes to achieve greater clarity of organizational impact,

·  implement impact measuring throughout the sector as a standard operating procedure,

·  define what “impact” means to specific organizations and communicating with donors and stakeholders,

·  improve fund development and the practice of fundraising by using impact metrics, and

·  use these metrics and communications to demand changes in the greater society.

We can work in both the micro and macro planes, efficiently, and make a difference.  This session will serve as an environment to share ideas about ways to address organizational challenges so we can improve our measures of impact and thrust our use of technology to the forefront.

We will offer a moderated panel discussion and transition into a conversation among attendees in an open forum setting to find “real” solutions to bring back to the office.

RSVP early, space is limited. Light appetizers and beverages (wine, water, and soft drinks) will be served.

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  • Margaux P.

    Hi Daniel. Yes, we sold out for this pretty quickly. We will certainly continue the conversation on and offline. Interested in sharing your insight?

    April 17, 2014

    • Margaux P.

      Thanks Daniel for sharing. We'll be sure to include as a resource to the group. Do you have some ideas of how we can help connect resource with service providers?

      April 19, 2014

    • Daniel F. B.

      Actually this is something I've focused on for the past 20 years, so yes, I have quite a few ideas that I've tried to put in practice to support the growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. Browse the sections of http://www.tutormento...­ to see and apply these.

      April 20, 2014

  • Gordon D.

    Unfortunately, I had a sudden change in plans, so I *won't* be able to make it - have a great time!

    April 17, 2014

    • Margaux P.

      I saw this. We'll have to connect another time. Will be sure to share the highlights with you.

      April 17, 2014

  • Daniel F. B.

    Looks like waiting list. Let's connect to talk about this on line.

    April 17, 2014

  • NetSquared

    How to give this event twitter love:

    PRESENTERS
    @ToiHutchinson
    @lanewealthgroup
    @EricWeinheimer1

    GROUP
    #net2chi

    HOSTS
    @MargauxPagan
    @DonorFuse

    @gordondym
    @1god

    NETSQUARED GLOBAL
    #net2
    @NetSquared

    Please add any other twitter handles and hashtags for this event that I've missed!

    March 25, 2014

  • NetSquared

    What an amazing relaunch event for Net2 Chicago! Good work Margaux and the Chicago team!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Margaux P.

    Awesome Jean! Excited you're able to make it.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Jean R.

    really looking forward to this. I will be in Chicago for AIP stuff on the 23rd, so the timing is perfect.

    2 · March 13, 2014

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