Real Ideas has been making positive change happen – for people, organisations and places – since 2007. We take real pride in tracking, recording and honing our impact in both words and numbers.
We think track record is important too and we can now evidence sustained impact in relation to our ‘communities of interest’ for the last 13 years. There is a timeline of our key developments and achievements across this period here.
As we have grown and developed, the impact we generate has of course become more diverse and complex. For example, working with young people over several years; with partner schools for more than a decade; and, through our buildings, events and programmes, in particular communities undergoing profound wider change. To keep a handle on this volume of change we currently track over 2000 data points each quarter for 16 (and counting) different public or partner bodies.
Given this complexity we think there may be better ways out there to track and build our social, environmental and economic impact and value in the places that matter to us and we are particularly interested in innovation and technology in relation to this challenge. Watch this space and get in touch if you have ideas or want to be involved.