The Impact Planner is a canvas and suite of tools that help you, your team, and your partners, collaborate and deliver impact faster, and more effectively.
The Impact Planner is a strategic planning framework that helps break down complexity by integrating Systems Thinking, Theory of Change, Design Thinking, Planning, Measurement, Business Case Modelling, Communication, and Storytelling approaches.
The Impact Planner canvas and design-based tools facilitate you to easily work with all your stakeholders to plan, design, deliver, measure, and report impact.
Innovation delivers value. For innovation-based impact projects, it is critical to be able to measure and report on the impact of the value.
Understanding value can help you understand how you and your team innovate, support the innovation, and replicate that for future projects.
The Impact Planner can assist you to identify and integrate innovation metrics into your projects and align your activities to the innovation goals and metrics you, and your partners, have.
Indicators can help us to inform action and navigate change.
If you are running a change project or integrating SDGs for 2030 projects, The Impact Planner supports you to identify existing indicators, design your own, or incorporate a mix of your's and your project partners.
It is preferable to establish them up-front. Retrofitting indicators to your projects and activities can be difficult, and costly.
If you need to retrofit indicators into your project, it can also minimize time spent on this.
Are you delivering Social Impact for your organization?
The Impact Planner can help you build a strong business case to present to investors and other stakeholders and help you report on promised outcomes and impacts.
It can help develop project indicators and incorporate those of funders, sponsors, and investors, to minimize reporting time and costs and leave you with more resources to invest in delivering impact.
You can even use the Impact Planner as a co-design tool to include your community in the conversation.
Are you an intrapreneur or entrepreneur?
Are you a social innovator or social entrepreneur?
The Impact Planner can help you shape a mission-led business that leads to reportable social impact. It can be used with any of the various business modeling canvases. It provides additional lenses such as your theory of change, your outcomes, social impact indicators, evaluation metrics, and communication strategies.
The Impact Planner empowers you to build and communicate a strong business case to present to investors and other stakeholders.
Investing in, or partnering with, impact projects can bring great benefits. It can also bring challenges in alignment, collaboration, and communication.
Collaborative engagement of stakeholders in The Impact Planner process can assist the development of a shared vision around impact measurement and communication strategies to ensure everyone is speaking the same language, and communicating impacts clearly aligned to the partnership goals.
It can also speed up the development of strong values-based, business cases.