Case studies

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.

ARQAAM

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.

Industry:

Consulting

Analysis Focus:

Evaluation

Story Analysis

Mixed Methods

Outcomes Analysis

Our Role:

Consulting Services

ImpactMapper License

ARQAAM
UNDP

UNDP

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.

Industry:

Philanthropy

Multilateral

Analysis Focus:

Evaluation

Meta-Analysis

Outcome Analysis

Data Visualization

Report Analysis

Report Production

Our Role:

Consulting Services

ImpactMapper License

Pathfinder

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.

Industry:

Non-profit

Analysis Focus:

Evaluation

Mixed Methods

Outcome Analysis

Data Visualization

Interview and Focus Group Analysis

Our Role:

ImpactMapper License

Pathfinder
IFID

IFID

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.

Industry:

Non-profit

Analysis Focus:

Monitoring

Mixed Methods

Outcomes Analysis

Data Visualization

Survey

Our Role:

ImpactMapper License

PAWHR

PAWHR used ImpactMapper to collect and analyze all grants made in the network in 2017. 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.

Industry:

Philanthropy

Donor Networks

Analysis Focus:

Grant Database

Data Visualization

Grants Analysis

Grantee Perception Surveys

Survey Development

Taxonomy Development

Report Production

Our Role:

ImpactMapper License

Consulting Services

PAWHR
Semillas

Semillas

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.

Industry:

Philanthropy

Foundation

Analysis Focus:

Prospective Grantee Database

Survey

Data Visualization

Our Role:

ImpactMapper License

Oxfam International

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.

Industry:

Non-profit

Analysis Focus:

Evaluation

Meta-Analysis

Report Analysis

Outcomes Analysis

Data Visualization

Strategic Planning

Report Production

Our Role:

Consulting Services

ImpactMapper License

Oxfam
Playbook 17

Playbook 17

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.

Industry:

Impact Investor

Analysis Focus:

Impact Investment Tracking

Portfolio Analysis

Data Visualization

Annual Tracking through Surveys

Our Role:

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Advisement

Oak Foundation

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.

Industry:

Philanthropy

Foundation

Analysis Focus:

Grants Database and Analysis

Grant Progress Tracking

Data Visualization

Grantee Report Analysis

Mixed Methods

Qualitative Coding

Story of Change Analysis

Report Production

Theory of Change and Outcomes Framework Creation

License Regranting

Our Role:

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Trainings

Oak Foundation
+impact

+impact accelerator

+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.

Industry:

Impact Investor

Accelerator

Analysis Focus:

Portfolio Analysis

Accelerator Tracking

Impact Investment Tracking

Data Visualization

Weekly and Semi-annual Tracking of Company KPIs

Our Role:

Consulting Services

ImpactMapper License

Trainings

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