Measuring Impact: A Guide for Community Organisations

Created: May 9, 2024 at 12:54 PM | Updated: April 25, 2024 | By NZ Navigator Trust

Measuring for impact

"Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts" - William Bruce Cameron

In community organisations, proving impact is a crucial but often challenging task. Many organisations feel pressured to invest in costly consultant reports to demonstrate their impact. However, the focus on impact measurement is more pronounced in the charity sector than in the funding or philanthropy space.

The Challenge

Measuring impact in the community sector can be complex. It involves capturing qualitative outcomes that are deeply intertwined and non-linear. Simply relying on quantitative measures can flatten the vibrant, living essence of community work.

Measuring Impact Infographic

To help community organisations grappling with impact measurement, Community Foundations of Aotearoa NZ have created a simple infographic. This visual guide outlines key outcomes that lead to impactful change in the community.

Download the infographic to gain valuable insights into measuring impact effectively.


Supporting documents