Effective Metrics Design

What is an effective metrics and how to align outcomes?

  • How do I know if you have chosen the right metrics?  
  • How many metrics in TOC are current?
  • How do I align metrics funder and social purpose organization?
  • How many indicators should be used between funders and investee/grantee?
  • For businesses, how do I align my social indicators and proxy with business goals?
  • We do not find standard metrics that align with our impact framework.

These are few questions continuously asked by funders, social purpose organizations, and businesses.  While the questions may vary based on who you are, the answer is a lot more complex.


Rule 1:  Do not use any metrics that are not actionable