Beyond Empathy aims to create a benchmark model for measuring our social impact and mirroring our CACD leadership. We implement an arts led social impact strategy based on a Logic model or Logic approach, alongside other measurement concepts, the Logic model approach provides us with a framework that enables us to embed evaluation and performance assessment into our program design and the life cycle of our projects.

Logic models are a logical or systematic way to articulate and share understanding about the relationship between what is invested (money, people, expertise) + activities (what we do) + outputs (people served, things created) + outcomes (changes that happened in people or community) resulting in long term changes in people, policy or practice directly attributable to Beyond Empathy’s work. The Logic model works on the assumed causal linkages within our program, so if we do a certain activity then it will lead to certain outcomes that will eventually impact on our specific target group.

 

Measuring our social impact demands we do more than monitor or evaluate our program. It means we must measure the impact or the difference we make. In order to measure our social impact we conduct a comprehensive review every six months. This process involves each program and/or our organisation as a whole.