Blueprint for shared measurement

  • Date of release: 2013
  • Type: Guidance & research reports
  • Sectors:
    Arts and culture, Children and families, Citizenship and communities, Community development, Crime and public safety, Disability, Domestic violence, Education and learning, Employment and training, Environment, Housing and homelessness, Infrastructure support, International development, Mental health, Older people, Physical health, Sport, Substance use and addiction, Volunteering, Young people
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cost: Free
  • Developer/Author: Inspiring Impact

Shared measurement is when charities and social enterprises that are working towards similar goals reach a common understanding of what to measure and develop the tools to do so. The Blueprint for shared measurement explores successful shared measurement approaches and the associated benefits and challenges.

This review focuses on shared measurement approaches that allow organisations to define and measure their shared outcomes. It reviews existing literature in the UK and US, and analyses 20 shared measurement projects. From this it identifies a number of factors that are key to developing successful shared measurement. These success factors look at the pre-conditions necessary for shared measurement, as well as key factors in developing, designing, scaling and sustaining shared approaches.

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