Reach for Change and one of their Impact Managers were assigned to identify and define GLOW4equlity's work towards impact measurement. Impact results chain, outputs, outcomes and what we actually intend for to happen… overall a very interesting process that left us with new insights and specific steps moving forward.
Putting a team together and let everyone do what they are best is key to success. Regarding measuring the impact GLOW4equality intends for, we wanted to work with professionals, and Reach for change was an easy choice.
Reach for Change is an international non-profit founded in Sweden, leading a global movement of social entrepreneurs who create a better world for children and youth. They are working towards their vision by finding local social entrepreneurs and empowering them to develop and scale innovative solutions. Reach for Change run development programs for social entrepreneurs and among other things have a special unit for Impact measurement.
Our coaching programs are strongly connected the UNs Sustainable Development Goal number 5, Gender Equality and underlying targets. To break that down and measure impact out of our activities and intended results, GLOW4equality turned to Reach for Change. The aim of Reach for change’s assignment was to give GLOW4equality support in its work to prepare for measuring its effect. The purpose was to build a basic framework and understanding for GLOW4equality to be able to move forward to measure their effect, both by quality and quantity.
- Problem Tree
- Solution Description
- Impact Results Chain
- Recommended next steps
During the process of several online workshops, Reach for change's Impact Manager Ida Johansson and our founder Sara Carlemår worked with the “Problem Tree”, Solution Description and Impact Results Chain”. The Problem Tree; a way to, in depth, work threw and define the Core Problem we address, Root causes and Consequences. The Core Problem that describes the primary problem for the beneficiaries, the main Root causes to this Core Problem and the Consequences, the main effects should the Core problem go unaddressed, effects on the individual and society.
Impact results chain
ACTIVITIES: What key activities our impact-creating intervention consist of.
OUTPUTS: As a result of our activities, the immediate and observable outputs.
- Short-term outcomes: The short-term outcome results we intend for to happen as result of our outputs.
- Medium-term outcomes: The medium-term outcome results we intend for to happen as result of the short-term outcomes.
- Long-term outcomes: The long-term outcome results we intend for to happen as result of the medium-term outcomes.
Overall a very interesting process that left us with new insights and specific steps moving forward.