Shedding light on impact assessment!

Impact Business exists so that companies and NGOs that change the world for the better would learn to assess and show the impact they provide for society. Impact assessment helps to turn good actions into competitive advantage and revenue.

Current affairs

In August Saila gave a webinar on Accelerating Impact Evaluation for Social Entrepreneurship Support Network of the Baltic Sea Region. The webinar is now available to all and you will find it from YouTube. You will be familiarised with the use of Social Impact Evaluation -Canvas, read more about the tool from here. Enjoy!

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Impact Business has helped over a hundred NGOs, companies and public sector operators to increase the impact of their activities. The results are good:

"The impact assessment that Saila made helped the company clarify its concept ..."

”Saila’s ability to model impact is second to none ...

"Today, Mightifier’s impact model builds the core of our operations..."

Impact Business is a social enterprise – it is a member of the union for social enterprises ARVO and bears the Finnish Social Enterprise Mark! The social objective of Impact Business is to develop the competence to assess social impacts in Finland, to make the assessment methods and tools available to small organisations, too, and to encourage organisations to assess their own social impacts.

”In spring 2016 the Finnish Settlement Houses, Setlementtiasunnot, assigned Saila Tykkyläinen to conduct a social impact evaluation. The operating model of Setlementtiasunnot includes a community coordinator, and the aim of the evaluation was to better understand the way in which the impact of the community coordinator and the housing community on individuals is repeated in the public economy. Her work provided our company with an analytical assessment of the operations and their impact; furthermore, we shared the results with our partners. The impact assessment that Saila made helped the company clarify its concept and added to the residents’ and partners’ understanding of the social impact of community housing.”

Kimmo Rönkä, CEO, Setlementtiasunnot Oy

”Saila’s ability to model impact and the measuring of impact is second to none. Her mentoring and her ability to crystallize our impact have helped us develop and market our services.”

Kati Palsanen, Development Director, SOS Children’s Villages Finland

”The Mightifier method and application helps to strengthen and monitor the development of schoolchildren’s social skills. We took part in Sitra’s Impact Accelerator in spring 2016, and Saila was our mentor for the period when we were building up the impact model. During the process, Saila brought structure to our thinking and sparred us forward. Today, Mightifier’s impact model builds the core of our operations starting from elevator pitch all the way to the long-term strategy.”

Mervi Pänkäläinen, CEO, Mightifier