Impact Measurement Framework
We worked with Suncorp to develop an impact framework for their community strategy. Their focus is on increasing social, financial and natural hazard resilience. We researched and documented the evidence base on resilience and then used that evidence to inform the theory of change & measurement framework.
Social Impact Bond Design
In 2017, Churches of Christ Care issued a $5 million social impact bond in Queensland to support 300 young people exiting statutory care. We partnered with them to lead the design of the bond, the measurement framework and the commercial structure as well as raising the capital. We continue to act as the Registry.
Payment by Outcome Contract Design
The Benevolent Society
We have done several projects with The Benevolent Society over the years, but all are related to developing payment by outcome proposals and contracting structures. We focus on the evidence base, the impact measurement frameworks, the payment triggers, the financial modelling and commercial structuring.
Strategic Advisory Services
Old Ways, New
As strategic business advisors for the Indigenous social enterprise Old Ways, New, we have supported them to evolve their business model and grow their revenue whilst ensuring that impact generation remains at their core. Old Ways, New use traditional wisdom to inform placemaking, artificial intelligence and other tech
Social Impact Research and Design
We worked with Arts Queensland to research and document the evidence base for the medium and long term social outcomes created through the arts, both in Australia and internationally. We used our research to develop a 10 year roadmap designed to build more sustainable arts organisations and to generate social outcomes
What We Do.
We are one of Australia’s leading impact organisations. We work with organisations who are ready to increase their social, environmental or cultural impact through an evidence based approach that centres the needs of vulnerable people, ecosystems and cultures. We specialise in researching, designing, costing, measuring and contracting for impact. We have deep experience in the creation and measurement of social impact through decades of work in the social sector in Australia and overseas, as well as a track record of supporting our clients to become outcome contract ready and attract new sources of funding. This includes the ability to undertake a cost benefit analysis for social programs. The combination of our social and financial expertise allows us to work with our clients to both maximise impact and be transaction ready, whether its a grant or outcome contract or a “payment by outcome contract”. There are very few others in our field who have a deep understanding of and experience of impact creation combined with the expertise of how that translates into viable transactions that benefit the financial sustainability of the organisation.
The need to ensure that organisations are creating the maximum social and environmental impact possible has never been more important. Many organisations are committed to improving and measuring their impact but are unsure how best to achieve it. We can help.
We work with our clients to maximise their impact. Achieving that can be a combination of evidence based design, developing an impact strategy, values aligned partnering, capturing data and insights through impact measurement, continuous improvement, impact management planning, social innovation, new contracting and at times a refreshed business model.
There are many tools and approaches out there and sometimes that can be overwhelming. Whilst we are across most of the tools available, we seek to work with the particular context of the client and develop an approach that is as simple as possible. In many cases, an expensive investment in tools is unnecessary and greater clarity is what’s needed.
If you are interested in exploring ways to improve, scale or measure your impact, there are a few ways that you can start.
- Impact Readiness Assessment
- Board Information Session
- Impact Strategy
- Impact Measurement Framework
- Cost Benefit Analysis
About Social Outcomes
We were established in 2014 in response to the growing focus on the evidence based design of impact, its measurement and the rise of impact investing. Since that time we have worked on impact projects with over 40 clients from across all sectors both in Australia and in the Pacific
Founder & Managing Director
Principal Impact Analyst
We help you create impact.
In our blog posts, we share insights from our project work to help you better understand impact creation.