Crafting an impact narrative out of data

A ‘Challenge’ exercise set by the Social Impact Analysts Association, Canada branch, has been developed primarily as a learning and professional development opportunity for Social Impact Analysts. For 2014, it focused on the process of creating a report from performance data, and anyone involved in charity reporting might find it useful.

Teams were provided with the same packet of quantitative and qualitative data provided by a real Canadian charity, and were asked to create a comprehensive, concise and compelling assessment of a charity’s impact. A new report shares the results of the 2014 Challenge, available in pdf, 2.1MB, via http://www.siaassociation.org/our-work/siaa-challenge/.

The SIAA Challenge is set to continue. It won’t always focus on reporting, but “Keeping the challenge short allows busy professionals to participate; keeping it focused keeps it informative”.

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