About Us

We are a group of AEA members who are interested in the topic of social impact measurement and management and exploring the interplay between the social and financial return of investments. We come from many backgrounds: from evaluators to evaluation commissioners, investors to investees. Membership in our TIG means that you want to learn more about evaluating the social impact of organizations that are aiming to produce both a social and a financial return, whether you are at the forefront of this work or just learning about it.

The Social Impact Measurement TIG was launched in 2016 at Impact Convergence, the pre-conference to AEA's Annual Conference in Atlanta. The TIG's purpose is to:

  1. Contribute to greater awareness and knowledge sharing amongst the conventional evaluation sector and market actors interested in evaluating the social impact of work that also aims to have a financial return;
  2. Develop and/or adapt evaluation tools, methods and approaches for innovative finance and market-based models that examine social impact or investments that also aim for a return on their capital; and
  3. Strengthen the evaluative capacity of individuals and organizations to assess and evaluate social impact for this emerging and growing area.

    TIG Leadership

    2022 Leadership Team

    Courtney Bolinson headshotCourtney Bolinson, Independent Evaluation Consultant | Co-Program Chair, courtneybolinson[at]gmail.com
    Heather Esper headshot
    Heather Esper, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan | Co-Program Chair, hmoehle[at]umich.edu

    Sasha Zoueva headshotSasha Zoueva, Johnson and Johnson | Co-Program Chair, azoueva[at]its.jnj.com
    Ben Fowler headshotBen Fowler, MarketShare Associates | Past Chair, ben[at]marketshareassociates.com
    Laura Budzyna, Independent Consultant | Member Communications, laura.budzyna[at]gmail.com

    John Sherman headshotJohn Sherman, pfc Social Impact Advisors | Chair at Large, jsherman[at]pfcsocialimpact.org

    Sara McGarraughSara Stalland McGarraugh, The Improve Group | Chair at Large, saras[at]theimprovegroup.com

    Veronica Olazabal, The Rockefeller Foundation, volazabal@gmail.com
    Karim Harji, Purpose Capital, karim@purposecap.com