Charities trying to measure their impact must choose the right evidence level for their organisation, says Anne Kazimirski
Many organisations come to my colleagues and I with the question: "How do I get to Level 3?"
Level 3 is the new pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It's the third of 5 levels to define the robustness of evidence for the impact of social interventions.
Level 3 involves demonstrating causality using a control or comparison group. In other words, using some sort of comparison with a similar group of people who haven't experienced the service or help you provide. This can show that you've achieved a positive change for you beneficiaries.
I think many charities and social enterprises can aim for this.