Future proofing Indigenous investment

Thursday, 18 June 2015
Shamal Daas

Since its founding in 1840, the JBWere story is one of integrity, innovation and relationships. Over the last 18 months, we have been engaged in many conversations across a gamut of topics: fundraising, governance, board regeneration, advocacy, impact
investment, collective impact, sector collaboration, and consolidation, as a start. A common thread has arisen: measuring effectiveness, outcomes and impact.

You are the leaders. You make decisions on behalf of for-purpose organisations. Do you have the much-needed information required to make the right strategic choices? This is a fundamental concern of the ‘for-purpose’ sector. As management guru Dr H. James Harrington stated, ‘Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.’

In this session we will explore the importance of measurement for nonprofit organisations, and the current state of measurement in the sector. In addition, some insight will be provided regarding how you, as leaders, should be thinking about measurement in your own organisations. My hope is that this session provides clear insight into the challenges and opportunities associated with measurement so that you may lead your organisation in a positive and focused manner to deliver better social outcomes.