Common Form

Essential Accompaniments to an impact report

Making it easier for social purpose organizations to apply for funding.

The Common Form includes organizational information.

This will make it easier for social purpose organizations to apply for funding and investment.

An established standard for organizational information means that information can be entered once and shared across funders, investors, researchers, government, and groups that are working toward common goals.

Information in the Common Form:

Identifying information

Name of organization, address, the charity or business number.

Information that rarely changes

Mission and vision statement, description.

Financial data

Key financial metrics that are predictive of financial health.

Organizational/project Information

Objectives, Team Bios, Populations Served

Common Form 1.1

This document presents the current fields of the form, which once completed, will generate an organizational profile that can be shared with investors and other funders as needed.


The Common Form is moving forward at a good pace.

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Demonstrating the Common Form

Watch these quick video walk-throughs of use cases for the Common Form

Infographic of the Common Form development process

Enter core information once.

Kate Ruff and Elizabeth Searing describe the organizational information and financial information that are part of this standard.

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