For social enterprises to deliver real and lasting change they must first be clear on what success looks like and they will deliver it. To do this you must find a way of connecting the strategies of your social enterprise with its performance and the results you ultimately achieve. Through practical activities and examples, this course will help you to build a simple but effective results framework or ‘impact blueprint’ for your organization. Confused about the difference between the Theory of Change and Logic Models? Can’t tell your outputs from your outcomes? Not sure why any of this matters? Then this course is for you.
At the end of this course, learners will…
Understand and be able to explain the following key points…
- The difference between the resources (inputs and activities) and the results (outputs, outcomes and impacts) of a social enterprise
- The importance of defining a social enterprise’s Theory of Change and visualising the underlying logic by which results occur
- The different types of social outcomes that arise from the work of social enterprises (changes in behaviour, attitudes, condition, knowledge or status)
- The chain of outcomes that typically arise, including short term, intermediate and longer term changes
Be able to use the following skills, tools, processes, procedures…
- Use an Outcome Builder template to produce a concise and high quality outcome statement
- Use a simple visual Logic Model – the Impact Blueprint – to describe how and why desired changes are expected to happen
- Apply an Impact Blueprint as a results framework for each of the four main components of your value proposition.
Actually do the following tasks…
- Put in place an effective framework that describes clearly what success looks like, how it will be realised, and how it will be measured
- Identify the main intended end result(s) of your work, which describe fulfilment of your mission and convey your value proposition
- Identify and state clearly between 1 and 3 outcomes that most directly affect your intended impact(s) and over which you have control
- Establish a small and manageable set of performance measures that are specific to the changes that you can observe and measure
- Identify the combination of actions that it will take to achieve your outcomes
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Course Completion Badge
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