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.
Common Form Beta
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.
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The Common Form is moving forward at a good pace.
These ratios are very simple, but they gain a lot in meaning when you’re able to compare them across organizations that are doing the same thing you’re doing.
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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