Charities and funders must communicate about impact measurement. I spent yesterday at Koç University Social Impact Forum’s (KUSIF) Social Impact Conference in Istanbul.
There, I spoke to a range of stakeholders from the non-profit world in Turkey about how they can measure their social impact. It was a fascinating day, and I gleaned several insights which I thought I’d share. There are some interesting differences between the UK and Turkey. Like NPC, KUSIF has researched the motivations and practice of non-profits with regards to impact measurement. Their research shows a lot more positivity towards impact measurement than NPC’s equivalent UK survey. But there are also a lot of similarities in the challenges faced by funders and charities. During my sessions, we spent quite of bit of time in talking about this issue. Q & A: Catherine Clark on Impact Investing -
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