The Common Approach is four community-driven standards.

Common Foundations

The Common Foundations outline the five essential practices that are common to impact measurement tools and frameworks and which are a minimum standard 

Common Framework

The Common Framework allows each organization to choose the measures it finds to be the most meaningful, and for their funders, collaborators and networks to aggregate those measures.

Common Form

The Common Form will make it easier for organizations to apply for grants by entering their core organizational information once. 

Common Impact Data Standard

The Common Impact Data Standard makes it possible to integrate software for better mobility and analysis of data with social purpose organizations – or across a collective or network. 


The Common Approach impact measurement standards are community-driven, created for—and governed by—social purpose organizations.

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