Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Consultancy


The Common Approach is looking for an individual or organization to undertake an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) consultancy to support the Common Approach.

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May 18 2021 



Governance Group Announcement


The members of the Common Approach governance group have been announced! 

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December 2nd, 2020



Common Impact Data Standard Release

The latest version of the data standard is now available! This will make sharing impact data easier. This work is being done in collaboration with Professor Mark Fox at the Centre for Social Services Engineering at the University of Toronto.


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July 2020 


















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Take the Common Foundations self-assessment!

Take the Common Foundations self-assessment!

Help us improve our data by taking the Common Foundations self-assessment! We are eager to hear not only from social purpose organizations in the beginning stages of implementing impact measurement but also from those with an established practice.

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Introducing our new board members

Introducing our new board members

On April 21, Common Approach to Impact Measurement held its first Annual General Meeting, where we had the pleasure of introducing our newest board members! We are very excited to have these three new voices joining the Common Approach Board.

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