On GivePulse, "Impact" is used as an umbrella term to describe all potential forms of community engagement. An impact can be described as funds donated, funds raised, goods donated, hours trained, voting, training, research and, most often, volunteer hours served.
Using Manage Impacts, you can collect outputs to make sense of community outcomes. The following are some outputs generally collected:
- Service Hours
- Reflection (review, testimonial, analysis, etc.)
- Star Rating
- Custom Fields and Metrics pertinent to the task at hand (e.g. donation, lbs of food, # of trees, # treated, etc.)
GivePulse offers a platform to collect outputs and enables you to make sense of the outcomes in the community. Depending on how you intend to leverage the system for your mission, GivePulse will help you collect pre and post surveys, request feedback to refine a program, empower individuals to track their impact, and, most importantly, give you the tools to assess and understand the impact.
Below is a short video describing how you can leverage the platform to keep track of your impacts: