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.

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ARQAAM

Arqaam has used ImpactMapper on several projects, ranging from desk reviews, analysing message testing results of a social behaviour change campaign, as well as to systematically evaluate Most Significant Change stories from women in eastern Afghanistan. The latter project was one, where ImpactMapper was able to make the 20 stories even more compelling by organising and coding them based on their topics as well as outcomes. We learnt that the project Arqaam evaluated stopped child marriages in some cases and supported the right to education for girls from primary to tertiary education. Being able to show in graphs (almost fully automated) using qualitative data related to what matters to women, showed 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
    • Outcome Analysis
  • Our Role:
    • ImpactMapper License
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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 the evaluation questions, based on the OECD-DAC criteria allowing for comparison and correlation and to capture factors influencing and affecting results in the areas of poverty reduction, governance, environment and climate change. The ImpactMapper consulting team was engaged to conduct the coding and the visualization of analysis working in close collaboration with IEO’s team.

  • Industry:
    • Philanthropy
    • Multilateral
  • Analysis Focus:
    • Evaluation
    • Meta-Analysis
    • Outcome Analysis
    • Data Visualization
    • Report Analysis
    • Report Production
  • Our Role:
    • Consulting Services
    • ImpactMapper License
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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:
    • Nonprofit
  • Analysis Focus:
    • Evaluation
    • Mixed Methods
    • Outcome Analysis
    • Data Visualization
    • Interview and Focus Group Analysis
  • Our Role:
    • ImpactMapper License
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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:
    • Nonprofit
  • Analysis Focus:
    • Monitoring
    • Mixed Methods
    • Outcome Analysis
    • Data Visualization
    • Survey
  • Our Role:
    • ImpactMapper License
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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
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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
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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:
    • Nonprofit
  • Analysis Focus:
    • Evaluation
    • Meta-Analysis
    • Report Analysis
    • Outcome Analysis
    • Data Visualization
    • Strategic Planning
    • Report Production
  • Our Role:
    • Consulting Services
    • ImpactMapper License
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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
    • ImpactMapper License
    • Advisement
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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
    • ImpactMapper License
    • Trainings
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+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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Arcus Foundation

Arcus Foundation, based in New York, is using ImpactMapper to analyze the impact of their Great Apes and Gibbons and Social Justice programs starting in 2019. Arcus is also supporting us in building an API to connect ImpactMapper and Fluxx so they can use IM’s striking visualizations features to track grantmaking trends along with the impact of the grantees that they support through our survey and coding features.

  • Industry:
    • Philanthropy
    • Foundation
  • Analysis Focus:
    • Grants Database and Analysis
    • Grant Progress Tracking
    • Data Visualization
    • Grantee Report Analysis
    • Mixed Methods
    • Qualitative Coding
    • API integration
  • Our Role:
    • ImpactMapper License
    • API Integration
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