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Showcasing The Global Value Exchange at SIAA’s Annual Conference: Beyond Measurement.

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Showcasing The Global Value Exchange at SIAA’s Annual Conference: BeyondMeasurement. 

The Global Value Exchange, formerly known as WikiVOIS, has been revamped and was officially re-launched on Monday 9th December 2013. The SIAA annual conference in Paris the following day seemed the perfect opportunity to showcase the functionality and features of the new website and get feedback from social impact analysts from across the world.

Information Researcher Ben Carpenter delivered a Café Hotspot to the eager delegates at the conference. This hotspot involved a live demonstration of the Global Value Exchange to a mixed audience of social impact analysts, funders, intermediaries and students.

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Some of the attendees had used the previous site and some were newly introduced; we were delighted with the positive feedback received. There was unanimous approval of the site’s new appearance and ease of use. The ability to search and filter out the information you need is very comprehensive and much more user friendly than the previous version of the site.

There was a lot of interest in the site’s Chain of Events visualisation tool. This works on the theory of change where one outcome is linked to another outcome which can be linked to another and so on. The visualisation of this allowed users to see the proximity of outcomes to each other. This was particularly appealing to the funders around the table.

Another popular feature was the Outcome Matrix which allows organisations to demonstrate the outcomes they use. This is displayed in a table with stakeholders along the top and outcome groups along the side; by sharing these outcomes an organisation is improving the transparency of their reporting.

If you would like more information about the Global Value Exchange please visit the site at or contact Ben Carpenter directly on

Ben is also hosting a free webinar on the 5th of March to introduce the new site  – sign up here.

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