Social Impact Framework Assessment Tool
The Assessment Tool uses 9 steps to assess and optimise the social impact potential of investment in community and family services.
Each of the nine steps cover a range of discussion points, designed to spark deeper shared understanding of how a program, initiative or service is generating social impact.
The Social Impact Framework is not designed to be a compliance tool and is intended to provide greater value than simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers.
Steps 1–6 assist with assessing the capacity of an initiative or overall investment to generate social impact.
Steps 7–9 are systems-orientated and are focused on supporting optimisation of service delivery to generate maximum social impact.
The 9 Steps of the Assessment Tool
Aligned to outcomes:
- Step 1 – Government priorities
- Step 2 – Social impact objectives
- Step 3 – Outcome indicators.
Designed for impact:
- Step 4 – Evidence informed
- Step 5 – People-centred approaches
- Step 6 – Systemised alliances.
Developed in partnership:
- Step 7 – Shared accountability
- Step 8 – Relationship-based
- Step 9 – Capacity for improvement.
View the Social Impact Framework resources for further information on how they can support a better understanding of the actual or potential social impact of a program.