Champions

Here are impact-oriented evaluators, consultants and trainers who are aligning with the Common Foundations and can offer help with impact measurement.

Meet our Champions!

 

Margerit Roger

Margerit Roger

Margerit works as a program planner, evaluator and trainer in the social purpose sector to highlight the critical role of service-providing organizations in addressing social challenges. Deeply influenced by her experiences with adult literacy learners, newcomers,...

Rachel Berdan

Rachel Berdan

As the Social Enterprise Program Manager & Coach at Pillar Nonprofit Network Rachel is part of the Libro Social Enterprise Incubator and Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network. Rachel is a storyteller at heart. Prior to Pillar, she worked with B Lab and made...

Kerri Klein

Kerri Klein

Kerri worked for almost 15 years in non-profit and government organizations that were seeking ways to effect change. She worked in roles where she both sought funds and granted funds, which allowed her to see both sides of the evaluation process. Together with four...

Cathy Lang

Cathy Lang

Cathy is a program designer, researcher, strategic planner, business developer, and non-profit sector-builder. She has coached numerous social enterprises in designing and testing their social value propositions. She began her career as a social worker with a strong...

Laurie Ringaert

Laurie Ringaert

Laurie spent much of her early career as a researcher. About ten years ago she applied for a position at Seattle King County Public Health as an evaluator and the 'light went on and she made the shift from researcher to impact evaluator. In 2015, she started Change...

Bryn Sadownik

Bryn Sadownik

Fifteen years ago, Bryn was applying skills developed through her Master’s program in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (SFU) to work as a consultant and researcher. When the opportunity to lead a new pilot program in impact assessment...

Social Enterprise Institute

Social Enterprise Institute

The Social Enterprise Institute offers two courses – the Common Foundations of Impact Measurement, a six-part introductory video series (free), and a comprehensive online course ($350), designed for social purpose organizations that are serious about social impact...

Garth Yule

Garth Yule

Garth has a degree in communication and community economic development and worked passionately with environmental non-profits and university students’ unions through the early 2000s. Garth previously used that expertise to guide his work at Junxion Strategy, to engage...

Self-Assessment

The Common Approach has developed a self-assessment to help social purpose organizations walk through the five essential practices. To complete the self-assessment, simply answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and find out if your organization meets the minimum standard.

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Get the information you need for meeting the minimum standard by watching our online videos on each essential practice. 

How do you include the Common Approach?

Common Approach Champions are including the Common Foundations in their capacity-building work.

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Meet the Common Approach team

Meet the Common Approach team

Meet the Common Approach teamThe Common Approach is a community-driven initiative. Each part of our expanding network of partners and supporters, including the Champions group, a national social purpose organizations advisory committee, a social funders advisory...

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Showcase your alignment

Showcase your alignment

For the standard to grow, people and organizations need to be able to demonstrate that they are using the Common Approach. Social purpose organizations aligning with all five practices, trainers and consultants, developers can request use of the identifier.

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Common Foundations Leadership

The initial articulation of the Common Foundations benefited from the following organizations.

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