An Impact Statement can help you talk about why the Solutions you’re putting in place (and the corresponding Programs and Strategies) are really the best ones for addressing the Community-level Need. An impact Statement allows nonprofit leaders to confidently talk about the long-term and community-level impact their evidence-based programming, evidence-informed programming, or best practice programming is having; these long-term impacts include short-term outcomes, medium-term outcomes, and long-term outcomes. Most nonprofits will not provide all the Best Practice Programming or all the Quality Program Components – and there isn’t a goal for them to. But the programming that nonprofits do offer should include one or more of these things… because that’s what we know works!
Partnerships for Strategic Impact® has put together several Impact Statements. These are two-page summaries of evidence-based and -informed solutions, programs, and strategies, as well as best practices in several areas including affordable housing, early childcare and education, K-12 education, workforce development, out-of-school time, home visiting.