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Defining and Measuring Your Higher Order Impact

Narmada Ramakrishna mettā muse

A key to success in the impact space is to have well defined and measurable goals, especially to align stakeholders across the organization. This can help to bring people on board, deepen your impact and avoid any blind spots as you scale and pursue your mission. We can ask ourselves, are we truly getting at solving the problem we wanted to solve, and how should we measure progress? How do we communicate our desired impact to potential partners and work together to solve these issues? What are we missing?

This session will hone in on the higher order impact desired by participants, whether at an individual, investor or organisational level. First, participants will identify 3-5 key desired outcomes. Then for each, they will identify 3-5 activities or actions to undertake in order to achieve those outcomes. Then, participants will identify how these actions can be measured and what the success indicators can be. As a final step, participants will come full circle and zoom out from each outcome to determine the higher order impact that they wish to have.

The two workshop leaders represent the leadership of mettā muse, a business-to-business sustainable sourcing meta platform with the mission to ignite a gentle revolution. This exercise has been worked through with several larger non-profits and agencies to achieve their higher order impact. Doing this exercise helped the organisation to identify three key objectives: to increase the sustainable livelihood of artisans, increase the number of sustainably made products and preserve traditional craft cultural heritage. Within this, we were able to bring out the tangible and measurable aspects of these higher visions, identify what we were already doing and establish a roadmap for what to do next. Both our workshop leaders come from the corporate and entrepreneurial space and have an understanding and balance of higher visions and achievable results.

Track

Capital Flows for Impact: Dialogues Around the State of Impact Investment

Format

Workshop (Up to 3 Facilitators/Instructors)

Speakers

  • NameNarmada Ramakrishna
  • TitleCEO & Founder
  • Organizationmettā muse
  • NameBen Schmid
  • TitleGeneral Manager
  • Organizationmettā muse

Description

A key to success in the impact space is to have well defined and measurable goals, especially to align stakeholders across the organization. This can help to bring people on board, deepen your impact and avoid any blind spots as you scale and pursue your mission. We can ask ourselves, are we truly getting at solving the problem we wanted to solve, and how should we measure progress? How do we communicate our desired impact to potential partners and work together to solve these issues? What are we missing?

This session will hone in on the higher order impact desired by participants, whether at an individual, investor or organisational level. First, participants will identify 3-5 key desired outcomes. Then for each, they will identify 3-5 activities or actions to undertake in order to achieve those outcomes. Then, participants will identify how these actions can be measured and what the success indicators can be. As a final step, participants will come full circle and zoom out from each outcome to determine the higher order impact that they wish to have.

The two workshop leaders represent the leadership of mettā muse, a business-to-business sustainable sourcing meta platform with the mission to ignite a gentle revolution. This exercise has been worked through with several larger non-profits and agencies to achieve their higher order impact. Doing this exercise helped the organisation to identify three key objectives: to increase the sustainable livelihood of artisans, increase the number of sustainably made products and preserve traditional craft cultural heritage. Within this, we were able to bring out the tangible and measurable aspects of these higher visions, identify what we were already doing and establish a roadmap for what to do next. Both our workshop leaders come from the corporate and entrepreneurial space and have an understanding and balance of higher visions and achievable results.

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