Social and Financial Alignment

While all resource or income models are useful, none are neutral. Whether you are a social enterprise, charity, foundation or fund, the resource or income model you choose will make a difference to your social impact. The opportunity is to align resources and impact with the result that you make more of the difference you hope to. The challenge is to avoid resource models that might limit, or even negatively affect your social impact. Based on the TI workshop, the TI team has developed an innovative approach to analysing resource and financial models in light of intended impact.

Social Impact Reports

The TI team produces high-quality social impact reports, based on the TI methodology and approach. This helps organisations to reflect on progress based on their own model of transformation, evidencing what has happened and, if applicable, joining the dots across a portfolio of projects. This is a compelling way to describe in depth your organisations impact to all stakeholders and to share your organisations learning more widely. RLPF Property Fund ImageA recent example is our fourth report for the award-winning Real Lettings Property Fund.

Impact and Innovation Reports

The lens of impact is the most effective way for social purpose organisations to perceive innovation.  Utilising design thinking based on the TI methodology and approach, the TI team helps develop creative solutions to social challenges based on analysing the need, assessing the market and evaluating opportunities. This is rooted in the organisation’s FBC logocurrent impact. We take new ideas, and consider the likelihood of their impact and recommend an appropriate set of actions. A recent example is the Impact and Innovation report for Allia, funded by JP Morgan Foundation looking at the impact of a Future Business Centre in East London.

Learning Community

We are currently piloting an ‘Impact and Innovation Learning Community’ with six youth projects based throughout the UK. Each project has been through the TI workshop process, and as a result has developed a specific language for impact. This creates the possibility of exciting new conversations about improving the quality of impact and discovering possible pathways for innovation.