What is Demonstrating Value?
Demonstrating Value offers simple management solutions that enable you to use information and data more effectively to run your organization, plan for the future and show your value to the community. DV combines business performance monitoring with social impact evaluation in a compact and powerful communication tool.
The tangible result of using Demonstrating Value is the Performance Snapshot: an interactive, at-a-glance report that efficiently communicates organizational impact.
Determining the content for your performance snapshot comes from the Demonstrating Value guided process, outlined in the Demonstrating Value Workbook. This process works out the “need-to-knows” that are essential to establishing your organizational story. Working through this process can uncover valuable insights into what really drives your mission performance and business success.
The Demonstrating Value Lenses are a tool that can help you take the first steps towards answering the question “what do you want to know and show?”. Focusing on three different organizational perspectives, the first lens asks “what information is useful?” This helps you pinpoint exactly which data, indicators and other information are most valuable to gather. The second lens asks “how will information be used?” This gets you thinking about how you will use the information you gather, who needs to know it and how you can relay it as efficiently as possible.
For a more detailed introduction to Demonstrating Value, please view the 3-part webinar below. These short videos (about 8 minutes each) walk you through the Demonstrating Value process and show you how Potluck Cafe and Catering (a social enterprise in Vancouver, BC) created a performance snapshot to benefit their organization.