Impact Acceleration

“Now that I have this knowledge, these resources, what can I do?”– Reid Hoffman

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Funding, Technology, People and Systems determine our ability to have impact. Using what you have, and accessing more when its needed can increase impact significantly.

In a world where resources are limited, and how we use them determines how much impact we have, being sure we are making the most of what we have access to is vital.

The Direct Impact Group will provide you with the independent view and outside of the box thinking needed to ascertain how well you are mobilising your resources and what can be done to increase effectiveness.

We will also work with you to identify how you can use new funding models, technology developments and human resources to maximise social impact.

By keeping across what is happening in the complex worlds of funding and technology, the Direct Impact Group can provide you with the expertise and insight into how you can mobilise your resources, and those you may not be aware of yet.

Funding Models
Funding Models

The way social impact is funded is changing fast. What worked in the past is now less effective, and new models of funding are developing that are driven by impact. Accessing these funds, or finding projects that fit new funding models, however can be difficult and can create unintended challenges for both the funder and the agency receiving funding. With a sound, experience based understanding of all sectors, we provide an independent assessment of opportunities, facilitate funding agreements and help you navigate a path to funding success. Whether you are a funder or a recipient, our approach can help you maximise social impact.

Resource Mobilisation
Resource Mobilisation

High performance teams require a distinctive approach to people management that unleashes the potential of each and every team member in pursuit of the shared objective of social impact.

Creating the environment where people can give their all, feel they are contributing meaningfully and that is focussed  on maintaining team performance above personal ambition, is challenging.

Our approach to personnel and organisational development is designed to challenge the status quo, ask the difficult questions and unlock the potential in teams and partnerships. We work with you to embed future focussed culture, process and requirement approaches that keep your team operating at peak performance.

Technology
Technology

The level of change in technology is both fast and vast. This can be both confusing and distracting. Technology solutions need to be viewed as a tool that enables impact rather than being an end it itself. High performing organisations are constantly looking into new technology to enhance their team’s productivity, efficiency, and innovation.

We work with your team to identify the technology solutions that will work in your environment to not just share data and facilitate communication, but promote actual collaboration to accelerate your productivity. We also support you in identifying added value and potential risk of technology solutions for your organisation’s mandate.

Agility
Agility

By now most CSO leaders are familiar with agile innovation teams. These small, entrepreneurial groups are designed to stay close to the work on the ground and adapt quickly to changing conditions in a dynamic environment. Agile operating models at organisational or departmental level result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to market, better quality and lower risk than traditional approaches like line management, project management and matrix organisations.