The ins and outs of measuring impact
Bad math is out there. Measuring impact is a sensitive art, and as practitioners, we're leery of some of the highly touted numbers you come across. BERK is careful; we take a disciplined and holistic approach to measuring impact. Our numbers are defensible and our narrative rounds out the story that numbers alone can't tell.
The BERK team has conducted a variety of studies, assessing the economic, fiscal, or social impact of programs and investments. Take a look at these representative studies for an idea for what a BERK impact assessment might do for you:
- City of Edmonds Arts and Culture Economic Impact Study
- San Francisco's Brand Library Improvement Program (and a related article published in Public Libraries)
- ArtsFund Social Impact Study (stay tuned: results pending!)