My impact framework – Theory of change

Your theory of change is a core part of your social enterprise.  It describes the reason why you have decided to start your business and explains the social change you want to bring about. This will help you develop your impact framework to achieve impact.

Link to the innovation process

An effective social enterprise puts impact first. You will need to reflect on the impact you want to create and design steps to achieve it. The process of designing solutions to societal problems is innovative. This module will help you to identify priority areas for innovation: for example, in business activities, in partnerships, in stakeholder engagement, etc.

Learning Aims

This module will help you to:

1. Understand the differences between output, outcomes and impact

2. Define and explore the problem you want to address and the impact you want to achieve

  1. 3. Plan the necessary steps to achieve that impact

 

  1. Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

1. Define the impact you will aim for, including recognizing the difference between output and outcome

2. Plan the steps necessary to achieve that impact in a theory of change

3. Identify where to fine-tune your business activities for greater impact

50 minutes of learning

60 mins of exercises

6 units

download the module worksheet

What is impact?

Unit 1

What is impact?

Learning style: Read and Reflect

Reflect on your impact

Unit 2

Reflect on your impact

Learning style: Download & Interact

Generate more impact together

Unit 3

Generate more impact together

Learning style: Read and Reflect

Developing your theory of change

Unit 4

Developing your theory of change

Learning style: Read and Reflect

Top Tips

Unit 5

Top Tips

Learning style: Read and Reflect

Learn more

Unit 6

Learn more

Learning style: Read and Reflect