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The Key to Impact Measurement: Keep Moving Forward.

How is your organization incorporating impact measurement into your program design? If you’re wanting to do more, but aren’t quite sure where to get started, read on. We built HomeKeeper to help make your job easier and your programs better. Over the years we’ve cultivated a data-driven sector and a community of folks committed to… Read More »

Unclog Your Applicant Pipeline with these 5 Steps

Is your application more than 10 pages? Is your waitlist growing longer by the day? Become an effective applicant pipeline engineer in 5 steps.… Read More »

Who Will Pay for Data?

  Who is the right audience to target for social impact reporting? HomeKeeper advisor and consultant, Rick Jacobus, talks about this topic in the Spring issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Report. Rick explains why the social sector hasn’t made more progress in building an infrastructure for gathering and sharing impact data. The problems, he… Read More »

HomeKeeper featured at Do Good Data conference

This past Thursday, the Do Good Data conference in Chicago featured a session on HomeKeeper.   The conference was produced by Data Analysts for Social Good   and focused on how governments, foundations and nonprofits can work to use data better and showcased creative ways organizations are using data to make a bigger impact. Rick… Read More »

Homekeeper Member Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

  Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco was recently highlighted in a blog by  Markets for Good, a website  highlighting best practices in the social service sector. In the article, Lauren Shaughnessy, talks about how their organization was able to combine external market data, internal impact metrics collected through HomeKeeper and qualitative data to better… Read More »

Using Data to Advocate for Permanently Affordable Homeownership

In August 2015, Cornerstone Partnership released a public, interactive dashboard with aggregate data from the HomeKeeper National Data Hub. This online tool allows policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to explore key social impact data evaluating the performance of the affordable homeownership sector. Overall, the data affirms the stories we’ve been telling about the power of share-equity… Read More »

7 hard questions that just got easier to answer

Download  Now! How do you measure your success? We recently published the  Social Impact Report Primer  for HomeKeeper users that received a Social Impact Report to help  program staff like you better measure impact, make your  case louder and manage your  programs better. Whether or not you’re a HomeKeeper member that has a Social Impact… Read More »

A Program Monitoring Log You Can Start Using Today!

Download  Now! Are you documenting your program monitoring and enforcement activities systematically? If not, consider keeping a running log of important monitoring issues you’re working to resolve.  Track the same information for each issue and keep the information in a central, accessible place. By logging your monitoring activity you can: Increase institutional memory and reduce… Read More »

User Stories: The Importance of Building a Data Culture From the Start

HomeKeeper was designed to make it practical for homeownership programs to report on some of the most challenging but important long-term metrics; long term outcomes like the homeowner’s return on investment and the success of a program in maintaining the affordability of homes across multiple residents. But for many users, much simpler and immediately available… Read More »

Webinar: What are the stories your data is telling you?

Did you miss the webinar? Watch the recording now.    or view  the slides. Measuring social impact is complicated. Affordable homeownership programs navigate a diverse range of market and funding conditions and juggle multiple community needs. There is no bottom line. On this webinar we discuss  how you can interpret  program data in a way… Read More »

 

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