Many organizations, including nonprofits, donor networks, evaluators, impact investors and companies, choose ImpactMapper to track impact, inform strategy and measure success. Here are some of their stories.
Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a unique partnership that works to ensure that civil society organizations, citizens, and local government participants contribute to government reforms across a broad range of issues. OGP chose the ImpactMapper software tool to analyze trends in qualitative data they had on policy reforms and visualize these data across several dozen member countries. In addition, they are using our survey tool to be more efficient in the data collection and analysis process across different countries and languages, allowing in-country representatives to send surveys in their own country’s language, while the global team gets automatic updates and analysis in their language of choice.
Publish What You Fund is a global campaign for aid and development transparency, working to ensure all data is transparent and available so it can be used for effective decision-making, public accountability and lasting change for all citizens. Publish What You Fund will be using ImpactMapper survey tool to track funding on women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion work led by women's rights organizations as well as its key outcomes, and understand how resources are being deployed effectively and impactfully. Data collection efforts will involve women’s rights organizations in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Nepal, and Guatemala. Publish What You Fund is also a key partner in our women's movement building database project, and will be sharing our survey with their constituents to support this exciting project.
Since 2013, Malala Fund has been working for a world where every girl can learn and lead, investing in local education activists, advocating to hold leaders accountable and amplifying girls’ voices. Last year, we did a workshop with Malala Fund staff on gender and inclusion in their programming by integrating gender and intersectional analysis into their grantmaking and influencing activities. This year Malala Fund has now come on board to implement our software tool, to manage and analyze their grants and engage in impact reporting. They will engage in consulting and advising services to support them in onboarding and implementing the ImpactMapper software most effectively over this year. In Q2, we will support Malala Fund with grants and grantee data upload, metrics development for their COVID-19 and Education Champion Network grants and analysis of grantee reports, currently in Word format through the IM software tool.
For almost 20 years, The Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR) has been equipping grassroots activists with the financial and strategic support they need to improve lives, mobilize movements, and build a better future for their communities. FGHR has been using our software tool since 2019 to track their grantmaking and grantee outcomes through their Theory of Change and learning questions. They also have used the survey function to engage with grantees. Earlier this year, ImpactMapper reviewed and analyzed grantee reports, and in the coming months we will be working with FGHR staff to refine the current coding/tagging list.
Charge Incubator, based in Oslo, Norway hired ImpactMapper to conduct an assessment of the impact of their incubator program from 2017-2020. The ImpactMapper team, conducted interviews with a sample of companies and startup ecosystem actors in addition to collecting data from the companies through the ImpactMapper survey tool. The analysis resulted in the following Impact Report.
For the past 50 years, UNFPA has been supporting reproductive health care for women and youth, gender-based violence prevention and family planning facilitation in more than 150 countries. ImpactMapper completed a synthesis evaluation of 57 country UNFPA program reports to take stock of lessons learned around three transformative results: ending maternal mortality, eliminating gender based violence and harmful practices and ensuring access to family planning. The synthesis findings were launched at UNFPA’s 50th anniversary and shed light on UNFPA’s global impact and lessons learned. The full report and the Lessons Learned policymaking brief can be found here.
The UN Digital Impact Alliance works on advancing digital inclusion to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The ImpactMapper team conducted an assessment of the organisation’s key program achievements and work with partners to shift the global digital landscape. Our evaluation analyzed a diverse set of qualitative and quantitative data, derived from project reports, partner interviews, and survey data. We used the ImpactMapper software tool to organize their data, code interview and report data, collect and analyze stories of change, and visualize their key achievements over the past three years.
Women Investment Network (WIN) Europe used ImpactMapper's survey tool to track the progress of their angel investor training program. On a weekly basis, the team leveraged the survey tool track changes in awareness and knowledge related to investing in startups, and to track areas of success, and areas for program improvement.
Arqaam has used ImpactMapper on several projects, including: desk reviews, analyzing messaging results of a social behavior change campaign, and systematically evaluating Most Significant Change (MSC) stories from women in eastern Afghanistan. The latter project was supported by ImpactMapper, helping to make the MSC stories even more compelling by organizing and coding them based on their topics as well as outcomes. This project, evaluated by Arqaam helped to stop child marriages in some cases and supported the right to education for girls in primary and tertiary institutions. They used ImpactMapper automated graphs to visualize qualitative data related to what matters to women, highlighting an impact of the project that would have potentially been lost in a “quantitative data only” evaluation.
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) used ImpactMapper to conduct a meta-synthesis of 105 Independent Country Programme Evaluations over a period of 15 years, from 2002-2017. The reports were coded, categorized and organized according to evaluation questions based on the OECD-DAC criteria and allowed for comparison and correlation, capturing factors that influence and affect results in the areas of poverty reduction, governance, environment and climate change. The ImpactMapper consulting team worked in close collaboration with IEO’s team to conduct the coding and the visualization of analysis. The report can be found here.
The Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming project, funded by USAID and implemented by Pathfinder Mozambique, undertook a five-year sequential mixed methods study led by Claire Cole to understand the factors contributing to notable increases in institutional deliveries— associated with improved maternal and child health outcomes. Recognizing the versatility of ImpactMapper, the team used the platform to analyze in depth interviews with traditional birth attendants, nurses, community leaders, and beneficiaries. The resulting analysis was published in Reproductive Health in August, 2018.
International Forum for Islamic Dialogue is using ImpactMapper to collect data from youth participating in their education and skill building programs across its partner organizations in the Middle East and compare year-over-year results.
PAWHR used ImpactMapper to collect and analyze all grants made in the network in 2018 and 2019. This has equipped them to learn about shared areas of funding, synergies and gaps that can influence and strengthen grantmaking in the future. PAWHR also used IM to conduct a grantee perception survey in 2017.
Semillas Foundation in Mexico used ImpactMapper for registration of grassroots organizations profiles in their database. They used the survey tool in Spanish - the multi-lingual aspect is a special feature of our product that supports groups that work across different linguistic communities.
Oxfam International used ImpactMapper to conduct a meta-analysis of evaluation reports and learning documents. This enabled them to systematically assess progress in achieving their strategic plan goal on shifting norms related to gender based violence. Also, using our platform, they collected and analyzed interview data according to Oxfam's key outcomes.
Playbook 17 is a new venture capital and impact investing firm dedicated to scaling up startups post series A. Playbook 17 has partnered with ImpactMapper to integrate impact tracking mechanisms into the Fund from Day 1 of its launch and the team is currently working with us on defining the Fund’s impact metrics. ImpactMapper will be used to track the growth and impact of the companies in their portfolios. Our CEO is also on the core team as an Impact Expert and Mentor.
Oak Foundation’s Issues Affecting Women Program (IAWP) were collecting grantees’ progress and final reports in Word document formats that did not allow them analyze and compare outcome trends easily. They engaged with ImpactMapper to analyze these Word reports through our tool. This enabled them to tag the data with their current Theory of Change outcomes to see key trends. They have piloted collecting their progress and final reports through ImpactMapper’s survey tools, which gives them instant access to aggregate progress, results and visualizations of their grantmaking portfolios. In addition, the IAWP has granted ImpactMapper licenses to 40 of its grantees and 3 intermediaries for two years to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation capacity, track and visualize their progress, identify areas for deeper attention and support organizational and programmatic learning.
+impact accelerator, based in Copenhagen Denmark is using ImpactMapper to track week-over-week progress of their companies in the four month accelerator program. In addition, they are using our product to track the impact of their accelerator program. +impact also uses ImpactMapper to collect feedback from participating companies on the quality of their weekly lectures and programming which is an essential component for program improvement.