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The 24 most common Theories of Change

The 24 most common Theories of Change

In our evaluation work we often have to reconstruct the hidden theories of change under by organisations and programmes. Whilst these are different for each case, they tend to reflect a relatively small number of underlying social science theories. Here is our list of the 24 main theories of change […]

3 types of evaluator

3 types of evaluator

What type of evaluator is your preference? Positivist, Constructivist or Transformative? Quiz created by: Sara Vaca and Joseph Barnes as part of our EvalYear Project. This quiz has been made using the free tool, Qzzr. Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments! REFERENCES New Directions for Evaluation. Special […]

Women’s Economic Empowerment Evaluation

Women’s Economic Empowerment Evaluation

Update: The Participatory Video case study in this evaluation has been included in a DFID best practice paper on Beneficiary Feedback in Evaluation. In 2014, ImpactReady and InsightShare undertook a Global Thematic Evaluation of Women’s Economic Empowerment with UN Women. The main report is now available to download. The full […]

EvalMap

EvalMap

Many people consider the London Underground Map designed by Harry Beck to be a modern design classic. Famed for its clarity and ease-of-use, his work has inspired hundreds of transport maps around the world. To celebrate the idea of good design in evaluation, we decided to make our own version […]

Real World Participation in Evaluation

Real World Participation in Evaluation

Editor’s Note: this is a guest Blog Post by Chris Morris. Chris interviewed us some time ago for his Master’s thesis. We thought that his findings were something worth sharing, and invited Chris to write for us. Participation in Humanitarian Evaluations Accountability of humanitarian relief organizations to crisis affected communities […]

Massive Open Distributed Evaluation

Massive Open Distributed Evaluation

If we step back and look at all forms of evaluation in terms of the way that they are practiced in the real world – from the most scientific randomised trial to the leading edge of empowerment evaluation – we find that a single paradigm casts its long shadow behind […]

Is it time for a MEval?

Is it time for a MEval?

A great deal of work is currently being undertaken by evaluation societies to develop professional recognition, either through qualification or credentialing. The aim here, in a sense, is to narrow the professional field of people in evaluation to those who are sufficiently competent. The implication is that the field of […]

Rethinking Evaluation Consent

Rethinking Evaluation Consent

We recently undertook a global thematic evaluation for UN Women. The evaluation process was conducted in accordance with the United Nations Evaluation Group Ethical Guidelines and Code of Conduct for Evaluation in the UN System. It was also based on gender and human rights principles. To meet these standards and […]

Using Design Persona in Evaluation

Using Design Persona in Evaluation

During a recent evaluation with UN Women of the global contribution that the Entity has made to women’s economic empowerment, we used personas – a human-centred design tool – to enhance the utilisation and gender responsiveness of the evaluation. Design Personas are commonly used in user-centred design of products and […]

ImpactReady and The CHILD Trust team up for Tough Mudder

ImpactReady and The CHILD Trust team up for Tough Mudder

At ImpactReady we are passionate about what we do. As part of this, we have committed to giving back to the causes that inspire us, through our work and through going the extra mile to support the amazing efforts of our clients. We call this (WORK) with ♥. Inspired by […]



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Venture Capacity




We are currently rebooting our work on Venture Capacity and would love to hear your ideas and thoughts: @ImpactReady

High Performance Management Consultancy can not only make the difference between more and less success, but for startups and emerging social initiatives it can offer the chance to accelerate their growth and take their impact to the next level.

At ImpactReady we work with social organisations because we are passionate about making change happen. Yet, we also know that some of the highest potential social value creators are a long way from being in a position to take on management consultants.

Our answer: Venture Capacity.

We are experimenting with bringing a vested-interest business model to the high potential social impact sector. Venture Capacity takes some of the ideas of venture capital to the social sector. But, rather than with venture philanthropy (which is non-profit), venture capacity remains geared to creating both a social and economic return. And, unlike impact investing, Venture Capacity is proactive: we help to maximise potential value by bringing a suite of services and expertise into the mix.
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In practice this means we aim identify high potential early-stage social organisations and create a bespoke package of support to help take them to the next level. Our approach includes:

  1. Governance and board support – a critical friend for founders and leaders to ignite their organisational structures and deliver lasting strategic vision
  2. Impact frameworks and assessment tools – maximising, capturing and communicating the social value created by our partners
  3. Grants – financial, technology and technical donations to overcome critical capacity gaps
  4. Network and advocacy – connecting and promoting our partners to people who can help turbocharge their future performance

Rather than charging an upfront fee, ImpactReady Venture Capacity partners agree to pay a percentage of their income over the course of the agreement (quasi-equity). This means that ImpactReady shares in the risk, and demonstrates our confidence and commitment to identifying and priming the next big social value creators.

We are proud to announce our founding Venture Capacity Partner, Power of Youth. PoY is creating a global network of young values-led entrepreneurs, powered by a series of immersive global summits and leadership programmes.

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A vision. A brand. A commitment.

(WORK) with ♥ is our contribution to changing the way that enterprise works. We believe that empathy, integrity and passion should be at the core of social business. We are bringing together all of our own efforts to live out this commitment under (WORK) with ♥.

  • Our ethics and environmental policies – including using green energy wherever possible;
  • Venture Capacity – putting high performance management consulting within reach of startup and emerging social organisations
  • iR Foundation – working in partnership with The CHILD Trust to make small grants available to social organisations that inspire us
  • (TOUGH) with ♥ – fundraising for issues that we care about, the hard way
  • Live Below the Line – 5 days eating below the extreme poverty line

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