The Outcomes Matrix

Plan & measure your social impact

Stage 1: Browse and select relevant outcomes and measures. Stage 2: Select your organisation's beneficiary groups. Stage 3: Export and customise the excel file.

The Outcomes Matrix provides a useful starting point for you to consider the social impact that you are trying to deliver and how you will measure it. 

About the Outcomes Matrix:

  • One of the most common types of impact considered by social investors is outcomes. Outcomes are the changes, benefits, learning or other effects that result from what your project or organisation makes, offers or provides.

  • This tool includes outcomes and measures for nine outcome areas and 15 beneficiary groups.
  • You can use this to create a matrix tailored to your organization's activities and impact.
  • This guidance document explains how to use the Outcomes Matrix in more detail.

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The outcomes matrix was developed by Big Society Capital in partnership with social investment financial intermediaries, front line organisations and impact experts including the Good Analyst, New Philanthropy Capital, Social Value International and Triangle Consulting. You can find more information and resources for impact measurement on Inspiring Impact.