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Standards Development

Social Impact Exchange members and Funder Working Groups are collaborating to develop common investment standards for conducting due diligence, providing transparent information, and reporting performance to funders.

An expert team of Exchange members, in collaboration with the Alliance for Effective Social Investment, has developed a common Due Diligence Framework for funders to use when considering a scaling investment. For the first time, this work provides a common, detailed methodology for evaluating scaling investments. The framework is geared toward program replication and practice dissemination models of scaling. Additional due diligence frameworks for policy initiatives, systems change efforts, and other models of scaling are currently being developed.

In addition, Funder Working Groups are developing criteria and guidelines for determining which scaling initiatives are ready for consideration for deeper investment. Funder Working Groups are also developing common reporting guidelines to provide investors with consistent feedback on the results of their funding.