Collective Impact

Combine the impact of multiple organisations on multiple beneficiaries in one platform

The Makerble Impact Hub supports all five pillars of Collective Impact


1. Common Agenda

Multiple organisations can use the Makerble Impact Hub to develop a shared understanding of the problem they are solving

Relevant features:

  • Discuss your Theories of Change. Add comments. Save them to your library

  • Apply a master Theory Of Change to all projects within an area

  • Set targets for each Activity output, Participation output, Outcome and Indicator

2. Mutually Reinforcing Activities

Collective Impact is done well when there is a diverse set of stakeholders which each have a specialism. The Makerble Impact Hub is sufficiently versatile and easy-to-use to support the data from a variety of activities, no matter what kind of organisation is running them.

Relevant features:

  • Each Organisation has its own Profile Page within the Impact Hub

  • Organisations within the same Collective Impact area can see each other’s Project Pages and thus see the activities they are doing

  • The Single Beneficiary View on the Makerble Impact Hub shows you the different activities and projects that each beneficiary takes part in

3. Shared Measurement

For collective impact to work, organisations must collect data regularly which measures progress and results in a consistent way. This makes alignment and accountability easier to achieve.

Relevant features:

  • APIs, Integrations and Unique Identifiers which enable the Makerble Impact Hub to connect with partner organisations’ existing databases

  • Intelligent dashboards which provide real-time view of progress against every output, indicator and target

  • Direct Data Entry into the Impact Hub is possible. Organisations that do not have an existing database can easily use the Impact Hub as their primary beneficiary management tool.

4. Continuous Communication

Seamless communication about progress is essential for organisations within a Collective Impact area. Teams working across different organisations ought to be kept in the loop on progress as though they were within the same organisation.

Relevant features:

  • Shared Updates which anyone within the network can Comment On

  • Ability to tag beneficiaries and colleagues within Updates

  • Private Messaging

  • Shared Library of Metrics

5. Support of a “Backbone” Organisation

For Collective Impact to be a success, there needs to be a backbone organisation. The Makerble Impact Hub provides backbone organisations with the tools they need to ensure activities are aligned, shared measurement practices and evidence of impact is readily available to policymakers, funders and the public.

Relevant features:

  • Ability to make Project Pages public so that funders, journalists and members of the public can see the impact

  • Donation Buttons which allow people to support the work of the Collective Impact area in a click

  • Administrative Tools which enable organisations, projects and individuals to be easily added to or removed from the Collective Impact area.


We work with clients who want to use the Makerble technology platform ‘out of the box’ as well as with those that are interested in our Technology Consulting services. Find out more about our approach to Technology Consulting here.

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