we design products and strategies
to measure and manage what matters.
We are all in this together.
The challenges of today require radical collaboration across sectors. We work together with businesses, non-profits and governments to solve the world's problems in more intentional and effective ways.
Human capital is our greatest untapped resource.
We believe in leveraging the power of human and social capital to create authentic and meaningful change. We identify and cultivate leadership, build community around that leadership and build power out of that community.
Impact evaluation is just the beginning.
In order to optimize impact we must do more than just measure it. We bring data to life by not only asking what, but why.
Good design is social design.
We believe that all design should prioritize people in its process and outcomes. Our tools and programs are designed for communities and organizations to thrive.
We share what we learn with the world.
The stakes are high, the opportunities great and we believe collaboration is essential. We build a culture of transparency so that we can share and learn together.
Our products and services are designed around a new approach to impact measurement and transparency.
- Impact Toolkit We design programs and tools to assess, measure, and manage what matters.
- Values + Impact Report We source insight and data from an organization's stakeholders and community to identify, articulate and benchmark impact.
- B Corp Acceleration We provide the insight and capacity for companies to approach the B Corp Certification process.
We design tools and programs for social change. Each phase of our process engages our design team, domain experts and our partners to develop scalable, measurable impact.
Through common assessment tools such as ethnographic research or site-based observation, we’ll create a deep landscape analysis to help define the problem. From there, we’ll identify insights and opportunities that will best help us design the most efficient solutions.
After defining the problem, we’ll strategize design concepts for potential opportunities and solutions using a multidisciplinary approach and team.
Developing and testing proposed solutions offers unique opportunities to identify the best elements of what is working from each approach. This part of our process is truly differentiating — we don’t want to just sit in a vacuum and theorize; experimentation with real solutions offers exploration and feedback in real-time.
Scaled implementation of the final outcome of a designed program, service, or tool allows a full realization of the core concept. This phase helps to target areas for growth or remedy as we prepare for successful scaling of the pilot program.
Key to success and future learnings is the creation of an evaluative tool to determine the effectiveness of the final solution. In order to maximize impact, we must be able to measure it.
We’re a learning organization and we believe in sharing.
Etsy.com commissioned Imperative to create their first Gross Happiness Index. The GHI was meant to provide real time data on the well-being of Etsy employees, inform how the company might improve, and suggest tactical ways forward.
After coining a new mantra, “work differently” Elance then wanted to articulate how it was practicing what it preached by creating measurable impact, and moreover, how it intended to change the world moving forward.