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Measuring Social Impact

The Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector plays a vital role in fostering and maintaining a healthy, vibrant society. The programs they deliver provide a critical foundation for promoting human rights, protecting our environment, and giving a voice to the disadvantaged. But how do you measure the impact of your programs?

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About this course

The NFP sector is a significant sector, with many businesses offering life-changing services . But how do we know whether these programs are successful? What’s the impact of these programs? And how do we measure their impact and success?

In this course, you will be empowered with the knowledge of what to measure and how to measure your social impact. You will be equipped with all the tools you need to apply to the task of conducting evidence-based and methodologically rigorous program evaluation. You might even walk away challenging the way you think about measuring program outcomes!

Associate Professor, Dr Bronwen Dalton of UTS Business School, will share her expertise helping you navigate your way towards evaluation best practice.

You will develop a Theory of Change and complete a Logic Model outlining best approaches to the intervention and details regarding resources, activities, outputs, short & long-term outcomes and impact in the Logic Model template provided.

You will walk away with a practical Logic Model that describes the sequence of activities to bring about change, and how these activities are linked to the results of the program connecting the planned work and intended results.

Course structure

  1. Introduction to Measuring Social Impact
  2. Why measure social impact?
  3. How do we implement?
  4. Evaluating impact

Why you should do this course?

  • Find out about the rationale for evaluation of the Not-for-Profit sectors’ social impact.
  • Understand the need to adopt an evidence-based approach to program development, and apply this approach to your own program.
  • Apply the two main methodologies used in measuring social impact; Theory of Change and Logic Model.
  • Gain some of the critical knowledge for the Master of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management offered by the UTS Business School.

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