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:
Name of organization, address, the charity or business number.
Information that rarely changes
Mission and vision statement, description.
Key financial metrics that are predictive of financial health.
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.
Questions? Feedback? Concerns? Want to discuss how the Common Form might work for your organization?
Email us at any time at email@example.com
Demonstrating the Common Form
Watch these quick video walk-throughs of use cases for the Common Form
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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Common Approach is pleased to announce we have convened our first technical committee for the Common Impact Data Standard! They will help develop the next version of Standard and support the creation of more user-friendly technical resources.
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.
The Common Approach recently completed a crosswalk between its Common Impact Data Standard and the Common Data Model for Nonprofits, stewarded by Microsoft, to analyze compatibility between the two data models.