TSI Working Paper Series No. 1 “Methodological Guideline For Impact Assessment”

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication
Third Sector Impact

The aim of this TSI working paper is to give an overview of the existing knowledge on impact and to elaborate a consensus-based set of impact indicators within the following theory-based impact domains: well-being and quality of life; innovation; civic engagement, empowerment, advocacy and community building; economy and human resources.

Chapter 2 addresses the question what is impact? It outlines the areas where impact is currently and offers a definition. Chapter 3 presents reviews of existing literature, official reports and policy documents. Subsequently, a theoretical framework is described in Chapter 4, in order to identify and locate the impacts occurring in the different areas. In Chapter 5 specific methods for measuring impact on different levels are introduced and compared. Finally a consensus-based set of indicators in each of the five impact domains is elaborated in chapter 6. Chapter 7 concludes the paper.

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