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 social change. ToC defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify neccessary preconditions.

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Click here for the Social Impact Mesaurement Guide: KUSIF's 4 Step Approach




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Social Impact Digest

The Social Impact Measurement Conference that took place on December 3rd, 2015 was a gateway to what we as KUSIF and the participants from CSOs, private sector,academia and public sector envisioned as the "Turkey Social Impact Group." Collectively we have come to an understanding of the importance to measure the progress we make as we follow our steps towards our vision. Specifically, we need to measure our social impact to be aware of the kinds of change we are directly causing, indirectly leading or inspiring! 

Here's a quote from Angela's Kail's (New Philanthropy Capital) piece on the conference. Click here for the full article

"The KUSIF confere showed a willingness from all sorts of stakeholders to improve impact practice in Turkey so better decisions can be made about creating social value. All sides were interested in how they can improve their practice, and thinking about what is needed to improve the whole sector. "