Results Measurement

We work with funders* and suppliers** to find useful, cost-effective ways to investigate or independently audit the value their funds or programs generate for ultimate beneficiaries.  This is done during the life of the program and within 1 to 2 years following program completion.  SMI prefers getting beneficiaries to report directly to SMI or suppliers as part of this work.

SMI evaluates programs in terms of SROIs that facilitate comparisons across programs.

* SMI offers to work with private and public sector funders, including foundations, government agencies, impact investors and other socially-minded investors and other donors

* SMI's approach to measuring and using SROIs is designed for suppliers of most human assistance results, including charities, social enterprises, recipients of impact investment, CSR programs and other suppliers of beneficial results for the poor, including the poor themselves