Conferences2015: Is Everyone Measuring Social Outcomes?

March 5, 2015by Socialsuite

Socialsuite recently attended the 2015 Measuring Social Outcomes Conference and gala dinner for the 2nd Annual Impact Measurement Awards.

The two-day conference brought together philanthropic, corporate, government and not-for-profit representatives.

The conference was interactive and provided great networking opportunities across the different industry sectors. It was apparent that social outcomes measurement is now more recognised and widely adopted compared to where it was 12 months ago, but there is still a long way to go for broader adoption.

Industry representatives from varying organisations presented real-life case studies (what worked, and what didn’t) around their social outcomes measurement journey. The panel discussions were highly relevant, practical and thought-provoking. Conference delegates asked the right questions, particularly around how to get staff buy-in into the social outcomes measurement process; and ways to overcome resource-intensiveness around data collection.

2015 Social Outcomes Measurement Conference
2015 Social Outcomes Measurement Conference

Detailed presentations and highlights from the conference can be found on Criterion Conference’s Blog.

Socialsuite’s co-founder Damian Hajda  presented at the conference, covering how to embed outcomes measurement within an organisation by leveraging off technology and mobile apps to make data collection easier for frontline staff.

Socialsuite Presentation
Socialsuite Presentation

Finally, Socialsuite congratulates winners of the 2015 Impact Measurement Awards with a special mention to one of the finalists – Socialsuite’s customer the YMCA Victoria who has recently adopted Social Impact Measurement as one of their key strategic goals, and has been using the Socialsuite Outcomes Measurement and Reporting Platform on several of their programs.