Meet the people and organizations who are aligning with the Common Approach.
Together we can be stronger.
Trainers and consultants, investors and funders, and software developers have come together around the Common Approach. They put social purpose organizations at the centre of their practice and recognize that the indicators start there. They know that the voices of the people who are most affected inform the change, and that the indicators require fluidity and adaptability of the Common Approach.
Common Foundations Champions
Margerit RogerMargerit works as a program planner, evaluator and trainer in the social purpose...
Social Enterprise InstituteThe Social Enterprise Institute offers two courses – the Common Foundations of...
Rachel BerdanAs the Social Enterprise Program Manager & Coach at Pillar Nonprofit Network...
Kerri KleinKerri worked for almost 15 years in non-profit and government organizations that...
Cathy LangCathy is a program designer, researcher, strategic planner, business developer, ...
Laurie RingaertLaurie spent much of her early career as a researcher. About ten years ago she a...
Bryn SadownikFifteen years ago, Bryn was applying skills developed through her Master’s pro...
Margerit works as a program planner, evaluator and trainer in the social purpose sector to highlight the critical role of service-providing organizations in addressing social challenges. Deeply influenced by her experiences with adult literacy learners, newcomers, feminist organizations, manufacturing workers, Indigenous communities, and the queer community, Margerit seeks out better ways of communicating social value in terms that underscore the fundamental importance of healthy, inclusive communities, societies and systems for all of us. She got involved in the Common Approach because a community-owned, shared but not restrictive framework for measuring and describing positive change would allow impact practitioners to use that “common ground” to work towards even greater change. She has found it inspiring to bring together impact practitioners from across the country to begin to have those conversations.More info
Social Enterprise Institute
The Social Enterprise Institute offers two courses – the Common Foundations of Impact Measurement, a six-part introductory video series (free), and a comprehensive online course ($350), designed for social purpose organizations that are serious about social impact measurement.More info
As the Social Enterprise Program Manager & Coach at Pillar Nonprofit Network Rachel is part of the Libro Social Enterprise Incubator and Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network. Rachel is a storyteller at heart. Prior to Pillar, she worked with B Lab and made the link between storytelling and impact evaluation. Before joining Pillar, Rachel spent eight years with the digital marketing agency rTraction.More info
Kerri worked for almost 15 years in non-profit and government organizations that were seeking ways to effect change. She worked in roles where she both sought funds and granted funds, which allowed her to see both sides of the evaluation process. Together with four other change-leaders, Kerri established SHIFT Collaborative, a registered cooperative that helps people make progress on tough social and environmental challenges together.More info
Cathy is a program designer, researcher, strategic planner, business developer, and non-profit sector-builder. She has coached numerous social enterprises in designing and testing their social value propositions. She began her career as a social worker with a strong focus on community development and youth engagement working in inner-city Toronto. She launched C. Lang Consulting in 2001, which specializes in social impact and systems change.More info
Laurie spent much of her early career as a researcher. About ten years ago she applied for a position at Seattle King County Public Health as an evaluator and the ‘light went on and she made the shift from researcher to impact evaluator. In 2015, she started Change Weavers Consulting. Laurie works in partnership with organizations to address real-world issues and create innovative and sustainable change.More info
Fifteen years ago, Bryn was applying skills developed through her Master’s program in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (SFU) to work as a consultant and researcher. When the opportunity to lead a new pilot program in impact assessment emerged at Vancity Community Foundation, she jumped on it. In this new role, she collaborated with over twenty social enterprises and investors to create a framework that could better organize and structure evaluation systems for this emerging sector.More info