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Social capital – its value and how to measure it

The newly revisited concept of social capital is now prominent in several fields of social science. For Next Generation Consultants, ...
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The value and importance of socio-economic research and baseline studies in social investment and development practices

Definition: Socio-economics is the study of the relationship between economic activity and social life. In many cases, however, socio-economists focus ...
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Performance measurement and management – future critical tools for social and impact investors

Performance measurement and management practices – monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment – play an invaluable role in providing insights into ...
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Determining impact and return on investment: Searching for a holy grail?

Assessing the impact of sustainable development programmes, especially ongoing performance measurement and management, has gained momentum in recent years. The ...
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What is wrong with current monitoring and evaluation practices?

Questions about whether development programmes “work” have preoccupied the development sector for a long time. In today’s reality of continued ...
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Towards better monitoring and evaluation practice in performance measurement

Performance measurement is at the heart of all efforts by social investors and grantmakers to make social/community investment and development ...
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NGOs – the big losers in the current social investment sphere

Social and developmental enterprises like NGOs are increasingly struggling to get funding for their projects and programmes – and with ...
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Africa starts shaping its own future – and the world is noticing

We’ve had news to this effect from various fronts, but we now have good reason to believe that 2018 – ...
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In social investment, it’s now about hard evidence and measured impact (2018 CSI trends media release)

12 April 2018 Social and impact investors no longer just want to know that they’ve attempted to change the world ...
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Social sector needs to up its game to keep receiving financial support (2018 CSI trends media release)

12 April 2018 Today’s philanthropists, grantmakers, social and impact investors want more control over their giving and they want evidence ...
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Social investors now want to see impact, sustainability – and ROI (2018 CSI trends media release)

12 April 2018 Investing in social and developmental causes has become increasingly innovative lately, moving away from one-directional donations and ...
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Planning, managing and evaluating CSI initiatives

Three benchmark guidebooks for social investors and the development sector There is no denying that for those in corporate and ...
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A 21st Century methodology to evaluate CSI impacts and returns

The Investment Impact Index™ One of the biggest issues for the development sector in Africa is how to determine whether ...
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Investment Impact Index

A detailed impact assessment methodology developed by Next Generation Consultants for determining impact and return on investment for the grantmaking ...
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Measuring impact – and getting better at it

We started our impact journey in 2009. It is only through looking back that we realised how far we have ...
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Determining impact and return: How now?

How to measure the impact and return on investment of community/social programmes has plagued industry practitioners for a long time ...
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Determining the ROI of (corporate) community investment and development

Over the last 20 years (corporate) community involvement (CI) or corporate social investment and development (CSI) has evolved from an ...
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Measuring the social impact & ROI of CSI

Social and community investment and development programmes have become critically important for companies worldwide. As a result of the increasing ...
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Best practice in measuring social impact and return on investment of CSI

In the social development field, one of the most cited questions from investors and participatory stakeholders regarding social/community development and ...
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