Equal Innovation is a non-profit organization that provides strategy, management and advisory services to organizations around the world. We have extensive experience with strategic planning, innovation programs, project management, resource mobilization, coalition management, measurement and evaluation. Equal Innovation has provided consulting and project management services globally to universities, hospitals, government agencies, research labs, accelerators, foundations, corporations. We have worked with on projects ranging from medical research to agriculture and sustainability, as well as creating innovation and R&D programs
Measurement & Impact Evaluation
The societal development work of NGOs, foundations, philanthropy and government is complicated, long-term and fraught with obstacles. Analyzing the success or failure of this work requires a deep understanding of the multiple factors, organizations, policies and people involved. In addition, the globalization of social development, along with the rapid adoption of technology, adds topics like innovation, scalability and organizational models to traditional measurement, evaluation and impact.
The Social Performance Management System©, developed by Equal Innovation, is a theory of change that combines the traditional aspects of program measurement and evaluation with new factors, including innovation, organizational capacity and scalability. It is a system of analysis that has been used on over 300 program grants over the last decade in sectors as diverse as agriculture, education, health and financial services. Equal Innovation uses the Social Performance Management System to understand the organization and programs it is measuring and to develop an in-depth roadmap for the funder, implementer and partners to grow the program together.
Equal Innovation assisted the Mphasis F1 Foundation to evaluate a flagship skilling program to better understand the successes and failures of the partner and the program. Using SPMS, Equal Innovation made it recommendations to Mphasis about future grant making, its partnerships and a strategy to undertake.
Equal Innovation partnered with the Calvert Foundation in 2015 to launch the Indian American Investment Initiative, which raised $10 million for social enterprise in India. The first of its kind, the Investment Initiative was a crowdfunding vehicle for NRIs to invest capital that was then lent to Indian investment funds focused on social enterprise. The model is now being replicated by the Calvert Foundation with USAID in other parts of the world.