Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF) together with Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting, Estonian Social Enterprise Network (SEV) and Social Value UK (SVUK) are launching a new project aiming to empower young social entrepreneurs and provide them with tools and skills to measure their social impact. MORE
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Fostering social innovation through education, research and collaboration to create social impact.KOÇ UNIVERSITY SOCIAL IMPACT FORUM
Koç University Social Impact Forum was founded in November 2012 and it aims to foster social innovation through education, research and collaboration. Social impact, social impact measurement, sustainability, community engagement projects, curriculum development and capacity building are the priorities of KUSIF.
Theory of Change (ToC) is a specific type of methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation that is used in the philanthropy, not-for-profit and government sectors to promote socialchange. Theory of Change defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify necessary preconditions
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This month, Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF) will start its project, called “Improving Social Impact of Turkish Women’s NGOs: A Shared Measurement Approach”. Funded by the Matra Projects Program of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, KUSIF aims to develop a shared measurement method with this project to enable women’s NGOs in Turkey to measure their social impact and set a benchmark for the other NGOs as well. MORE
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The Project of Social Impact Measurement for Civil Society Organizations (Non-Governmental Organizations-NGO’s)
Our Project of Social Impact Measurement for Civil Society Organizations is supported by the Open Society Foundation. Measuring the value created by the civil society, the project initiates the development of civil society and therefore protects and strengthen the ideal of an open society. In Turkey, most of civil society organizations are unable to measure their social impact. This is mainly because civil society organizations are unaware of the benefits of social impact analysis and they lack the sufficient resources (time, money, skills, human resources) to measure their impact. There is also a shortage of entities in Turkey that train or consult on social impact analysis. In this context, the main target groups of our project are the civil society organizations that are enthusiastic about self-improvement and have already worked with civil society organizations that are willing to, but could not have a chance to conduct a monitoring and evaluation work. Our main goal is to clarify the importance of social impact analysis and develop social impact measurement skills for civil society organizations. This project will provide organizational competence in that field, help to establish training and consulting entities specialized in social impact analysis and create an available space for learning from one another.
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