Limits of Impact Measurement: Colonialism
by Kate Ruff
We are still learning what anti-colonialist measurement looks like. We also recognize that Indigenous practices of measurement existed pre-contact and we are working on making sure that our standards become anti-colonialist. If you have ideas on that, please be in touch!
For the time being, please reflect on the extent to which impact measurement is right for your organization before you adopt the five essential practices.
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