Philanthropic giving is an investment in New Zealand’s future. We want to ensure that every dollar is delivered to where it will do the most good.
Our research and experience tell us that funders and service providers find managing and measuring impact:
- Difficult – measurement frameworks are not comparable across funders, investments or communities.
- Confusing – there is either too much or too little information.
- Expensive and time consuming – funders are currently paying people to define measurements or expecting providers to do this.
- Ineffective – current approaches do not suggest how impact can be improved.
As a funder
Investors in social good want to understand the impact their dollar is achieving for the communities and needs they care about. Funders want:
- To be socially and financially responsible.
- A better understanding of the social return their investment achieves.
- Transparency and accountability.
- To make informed decisions.
- Verifiable impact stories.
As a service provider
Service providers want to address their populations’ needs. To achieve that, they need to be telling the right impact stories so they can secure sustainable funding sources. Service providers want to:
- Better understand and communicate impact.
- Demonstrate accountability to funders and other stakeholders.
- Access sustainable funding streams, so they can focus on the doing rather than fund raising.
- Improve the effectiveness of the programmes they deliver.