Identify the shortcomings of the traditional “monitoring and evaluation” mindset
Understand the BUILD framework for impact measurement
Create a streamlined survey to understand why your product, service or program is meaningful to customers
Identify an appropriate technology to rapidly collect data
Run a Lean Data sprint within your own company or organization
Develop a basic data dashboard to display and act upon your data
Data doesn’t have to be daunting, and learning how to collect new insights to make better decisions is the catalyst for creating change.
In this three-module course, you’ll learn Acumen’s Lean Data approach to measuring social impact, and discuss case studies from companies that have used Lean Data to gain new insights to refine their value proposition. Then you’ll select your own data collection tool, build a streamlined survey, and run a live demo with customers.
From survey templates used by Acumen to step-by-step guides on organizing data, you’ll end the course by building basic data dashboards and creating an action plan to run your own Lean Data sprint.
Sasha Dichter is Acumen’s Chief Innovation Officer. In this capacity, he oversees Acumen’s work in Leadership and the spread of ideas. Sasha is also a noted speaker and blogger on generosity, philanthropy and social change.
Tom Adams is Director of Impact for Acumen. He heads the organization’s work to understand social performance through patient capital investing. Prior to Acumen Tom worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
What People Are Saying
“The course was incredibly helpful. It was also a great platform for meeting people from non-profits and social enterprises working on similar challenges.”