SIMNA Victoria is excited to announce its first event for 2015 – a workshop and a discussion panel on “Data and Dashboards: How Can Technology Improve Social Impact Measurement?”
About the event
Nonprofits and social enterprises are under pressure to measure their performance and results. However, many organisations see this as an expensive and resource consuming exercise, which at the end of the day does not provide useful real-time data which can help them make decisions.
Aware of these concerns, impact evaluators have joined forces with software developers to tackle the problem. As a result, there are now a few different information communication technology (ICT)-based tools out there promising to greatly improve data collection and management during the social impact measurement process.
– What are the benefits of adopting these new solutions? What are the risks? What products are out there? How do they work? Will these systems replace the need for human evaluators?
About the Speakers
To answer these and any other questions you might have, join us for an informative and highly interactive session with guest presenters:
– Mick Cronin (Manager, The Bridge Project, YMCA Victoria – Youth Services. The Bridge Project supports disadvantaged young people who have offended or who are at risk of offending to find suitable training, education and employment. Mick is passionate about reducing recidivism rates in Victoria and led the development and implementation of the Socialsuite technology platform for The Bridge Project, measuring and evaluating the program’s outcomes. The Bridge Project the 2014 SIMNA Award for Innovation in Social Impact Measurement. Mick will reflect on this impact measurement journey and share some of the he has lessons learned.
– Damian Hajda (Director/Co-Founder, Socialsuite). Damian has an engineering background with a specialisation in software systems. He has spent the last several years adapting the latest technology to help streamline outcomes data collection and reporting, helping organisations to adopt a pragmatic and easy to implement approach to measuring and evaluating their outcomes. Damian will share how his organisation worked with YMCA Victoria to implement the Socialsuite solution. He will also provide some examples of how this solution works in practice, and give guidance on the things that non-profits and social enterprises need to consider when thinking about developing ICT systems for impact measurement.
– Kateryna Andreyeva (Consultant, Social Ventures Australia and member of the SIMNA Victoria Organising Committee). Kateryna joined SVA Consulting with a focus on Measurement and Evaluation, especially applying the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology. She has applied the SROI methodology to small and large social enterprises, and to not-for-profit organisations with multiple services. Kateryna will reflect more broadly on the growing market of outcomes measurement platforms, weaving in her own understanding of the technological things to think about as an organisation embarks on any outcomes measurement journey.
Booking and event details
Date and Time: Wednesday, 4 March 2015, from 8.00am – 10.00am. A light breakfast will be available from 7.30am.
Venue: Origin Energy building, 321 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. See this map for details.
Bookings: This event costs $10 to attend. Places are limited, so be sure to register today!
Enquiries: Lisa McGhee at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 8936 0928
We look forward to seeing you there!
The SIMNA Victoria Team