Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Planning for impact.

  • 2

    I. Analyse root problems

    • Download the slides & case study.

    • Why root cause analysis is not a luxury.

    • Defining a social problem.

    • What is a problem tree?

    • Interactive exercise 2.1.1.

    • Testimonial: how root cause problem analysis informed impact goals of an NGO in Jordan.

    • Apply: Progress with Bon’Ap and in your Impact Map.

    • Summary.

    • Testimonial: the importance of engaging stakeholders in the planning stage.

    • Further readings and questions.

  • 3

    II. Define impact goals

    • Download the slides.

    • Setting goals.

    • How setting goals can help us to drive and improve performance.

    • Example for enterprises and NGOs.

    • Example for Investors based on the IMP’s guidelines.

    • Interactive exercise 2.2.1.

    • Summary.

    • Apply: Progress with Bon’Ap and in your Impact Map.

    • Do you need and have impact goals?

  • 4

    III. Design a theory of change

    • Download the slides.

    • What is a Theory of Change?

    • The benefits of a Theory of Change.

    • Interactive exercise 2.3.1.

    • How to create a Theory of Change.

    • Example for NGOs and Enterprises.

    • Example for investors.

    • Example for corporations.

    • Interactive exercise 2.3.2.

    • Testimonial: Designing a cross-department Theory of Change.

    • Testimonial: how involving stakeholders shaped the Theory of Change of an NGO.

    • Summary.

    • Further readings and questions.

  • 5

    Outroduction

    • Planning for impact.

    • Your opinion matters.