How it Works
Impact Audits: A rating tool that helps nonprofits improve and guides donors toward what matters most: impact.
During an impact audit, we work with nonprofits to:
ImpactMatters works with you and your funders to launch a new impact audit.
Our analysts examine your operations and the evidence behind your programs.
We publish a report, with your permission, for donors to understand your impact.
We deliver a set of recommendations about how to improve your operations and model.
How We Choose Nonprofits
ImpactMatters selects nonprofits to audit through four paths:
Benefits of Impact Auditing
A credible rating for nonprofits
Nonprofits struggle to convince funders of their value. Funders struggle to differentiate between nonprofits. Impact audits solve both problems, creating a credible signal for nonprofits and their funders.Read the Standard
Impact evaluation as a public good
Funders spend millions on research that largely goes unpublished. Funders can use their evaluation budget to support a public good through impact auditing.Transparency Commitment
Expert guidance on how to use evidence
Our analysts work every day to understand how nonprofits can improve their use of evidence. We work closely with nonprofits to understand and improve their model and systems.Meet the Team