Le 100 verità sull’impresa sociale, Topic 1: Misurare l’impatto sociale

Certamente un pò troppe, ma davvero di ispirazione le 100 verità sull’impresa sociale collezionate dal think thank popse! Sono il frutto, un pò come per il nostro mitico Manifesto, di anni di esperienza dei promotori del think thank e di discussioni e dibattiti de visu ed online. Ho deciso di estrapolarne alcune, suddividendole per macro temi, così da approfondirene pian piano i significati e le esperienze più interessanti. Il cluster di oggi possiamo chiamarlo Social Impact. Per ora, ispiriamoci con una carrellata veloce. A presto!

1. Measuring social impact is about improving what you do, not just proving how well it works

5. Successful social entrepreneurs build trusted, authentic relationships

10. Scale of impact is more important than scale of organisation (or scale of ego)

20. Social enterprises overestimate what they can achieve in the short-term, and underestimate it in the long-term

22. Networking is important for social entrepreneurs: be generous and genuine, and it will be reciprocated

28. All organisations live or die by the quality of what they deliver (at the price they do it)

29. Buy from other social enterprises, and get them in your supply chain: but only if they deliver

55. Measuring social impact is where financial reporting was 200 years ago (so don’t beat yourself up)

69. There are many social impact measurement tools, with more in common than they care to admit

78. Social enterprise blends outlooks and approaches; so a blended return makes sense

88. ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’: with fewer ‘deep’ quotes and more doing