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ANDE 2014 Metrics Conference




ANDE Metrics Conference 2014
June 4th and 5th
Washington, DC

On June 4-5, ANDE hosted the sixth annual Metrics from the Ground Up conference in Washington DC.  Over 100 impact investors, capacity development providers, and other representatives of the SGB sector gathered for two days of conversation focused on Measurement in Action, and the catalytic effect that collective action around measurement can have for the small and growing business sector.  Each session linked to this idea of value creation through the "Metrics 3.0" framework that launched at the event. 

The event included 4 deep-dive discussion groups that identified an opportunity, and come up with next steps to address each.  These were focused on defining assumptions, metrics for women entrepreneurship programs, creating a learning lab, and integrating financial and impact metrics.  (A synthesis of one of these discussions, integrating social and financial metrics, can be found here.) ANDE members will continue to investigate these topics over the coming year.  

Resources from the conference, including the agenda, are available here.