At the heart of Charting Impact are five deceptively simple questions that require reflection, encourage learning, and promote communication about what really matters – results.
What is Charting Impact?
For each nonprofit or foundation, Charting Impact encourages strategic thinking about how it will achieve its goals. Responding to the five questions creates a unique report that shares concise, detailed information about plans and progress with key stakeholders, including the public.
Research conducted in 2012 shows that demonstrating impact to donors, the community or major funders is the number one reason why organizations complete their reports. This “aha” moment that comes once they discover the added value that grows out of the Charting Impact process.
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Why Charting Impact?
Watch the videos below to learn why foundations and nonprofits have filled out their Charting Impact reports.
Filling out a Charting Impact report offers multiple benefits.
Using this common format to convey your organization’s contributions to advancing the common good will:
For the sector, Charting Impact provides a vehicle that organizations of all types, sizes, and missions can use. As this collaboratively developed, thoroughly tested framework becomes widely shared, it will be easier for organizations to collaborate and for potential supporters to direct their time and funds to those groups that are making a difference.
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Independent Sector developed Charting Impact with our members BBB Wise Giving Alliance and GuideStar USA as a common presentation that allows staff, boards, stakeholders, donors, volunteers, and others to work with and learn from each other. This initiative is generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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