In this video (in German) TSI researcher Ruth Simsa explains the benefits and challenges of measuring third sector impact. She underlines that third sector activities are to be conceptualised as processes of joint construction of reality where measuring impact orients NPOs decisions, but it is important for the sector that measurement criteria include areas like advocacy, community building. Her advice to NPOs is to demand that impact measuremet should also be applied to other parts of economy and society, as NPOs are increasingly under pressure to adopt values and functions of market organisations. This marketisation is a way of saving public spending. Impact measurement can also demonstrate, that public investment in the third sector is money well spent.
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