The Common Approach’s four standards can help software developers, database developers and website builders better support the impact measurement of their clients.

​If you serve charities, nonprofits, social-purpose businesses, foundations, or impact investors, then the Common Approach’s standards are for you.

Aligning with the Common Approach standards will make impact data more interoperable and enable your clients to exchange and analyze impact data more easily.

The Common Impact Data Standard

The Common Form


The Common Foundations



Software developers can use the Common Foundations to show that their impact software guide users through the globally-recognized essential practices of impact measurement.

The Common Framework

Not relevant to developers… yet!

Alignment versus adoption

Organizations that adopt a Standard have confirmed that their own impact measurement practice aligns with that standard.

Organizations that have aligned with a Standard have integrated the requirements of the standard into how they work with other organizations.

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