Virtual Masterclass: Social Impact Measurement and Management: Theory, Concepts and Practical Tools (Batch 2)

Virtual Masterclass: Social Impact Measurement and Management: Theory, Concepts and Practical Tools (Batch 2)

Organization: Impact Academy by CSRBOX

Event Duration: 09 Sep. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020

Apply By: 02 Sep 2020

Inviting NGO professionals, Social business founders and PG students (courses related to CSR & Social Sector) for Batch 2 of the Virtual Masterclass on Social Impact Measurement and Management: Theory, Concepts and Practical Tools by 4th Wheel Social Impact.

Dates: 09th, 10th, 11th & 12th September, 2020 (online) 

Time: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM (with 30 min. break)/Day

Duration: 3 Hrs./day (Total 12 Hrs.)

Registrations Open 

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The Virtual Masterclass on Social Impact Measurement and Management: Theory, Concepts and Practical Tools, is a 12-hour online masterclass distributed across 4 days in 3-hour modules each. It is designed to provide NGOs, Social Enterprises, CSR Leaders and Academics, insights into the importance of integrating a sound M&E structure into their social projects. The course will take you through important concepts and theories, various types of evaluation designs, focused research tools and the utilization of M&E results. The course adopts an active learner-oriented pedagogy clubbed with interactive and engaging discussions and practical application of the technical concepts through complimentary worksheets and exercises.

The masterclass will acquaint the participants to the benefits of results based management to meet the expectations of Donors and other stakeholders effectively. M&E is key to supporting decision-making processes and provides all relevant parties with the necessary information, allowing them to assess performance and enabling lessons that can be implemented in the future work. Hence, CSRBOX, in association with 4thWheel Social Impact has curated a well-structured module for development sector professionals to upgrade their projects by instilling the best tools and techniques for achieving the desired impact.

The Masterclass

The training will focus on definitions, principles and the scope of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of social development programs. Sessions shall enable a deeper understanding of social impact nuances, enhancing participant capabilities in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects. The training program has been designed to enable participants to plan better, implement more effectively, facilitate accountability, support stakeholder communication, and successfully guide the allocation of resources. It will make the case for and present ways to incorporate impact assessment processes into the design and delivery of development interventions.

For Whom

  •  NGOs 
  •  Social Enterprises
  •  CSR Leaders
  •  Students & Academic

Key Highlights

  • Main topics will include types of evaluation design, research tools with a specific focus on participatory evaluation methods/ statistics, and the utilization of M&E results.
  • Participants will be oriented to look for relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of programs based on the OECD/DAC Criteria for Evaluation.
  • Participants will be introduced to concepts like framing research questions, rigorous sampling methods, indicator development, data analysis, reporting and utilization through hands-on exercises.
  • Technical learning will be practically applied and participants at the end of the course will be able to design rigorous evaluation frameworks/studies.

Topics Covered

  • Results Based Management
  • Key Elements in an M&E Framework
  • Moving beyond Impact Measurement, to Impact Management
  • Types of Evaluation Designs
  • OECD/DAC Criteria for Evaluation (Framing Research Questions)
  • Types of Sampling
  • Participatory Research Methods
  • SMART indicators and best practices in Indicator Development
  • Theory of Change
  • Evaluation Design & Results focused Evaluation

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will have:

  • Improved knowledge on social program design frameworks
  • Learned the skill to build logic models and program’s ‘theory of change’
  • Improved awareness on contemporary social development theories and perspectives
  • Increased understanding on social issues and multi-stakeholder perspectives
  • Increased abilities to understand, manage, monitor, report and evaluate social programs

Certificate of Participation

On successful completion of all 4 days of the Masterclass, participants will receive a certificate on behalf of 4th Wheel Social Impact & CSRBOX.



Early Bird: INR 3,540 all inclusive (till 16th August 2020)

Standard: INR 4,720 all inclusive (from 17th August onwards)


Registration (Limited Seats)

Online Registration & Payment

For online registration and payment, click hereEarly bird registration closes on 16th August, 2020.

Offline Registration & Payment by NEFT/Bank Transfer

To download the offline form, click here , and fill your details. Once completed please send the same along with payment receipt to vaidehi@csrbox.org. All bank details are given in the downloadable offline form.


Key Trainer

Sharon Weir

Sharon has a MSc. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She co-founded 4th Wheel Social Impact in 2010 and has designed and implemented more than 100 research, evaluation and communication projects for various Government departments, NGOs, Corporates, social enterprises, multilateral organizations, incubation and impact investing firms. 

Engagement with thematic domains has spanned education, health, livelihoods, water, sanitation, women empowerment, and corporate sustainability programs. Her experience in undertaking rural research projects and devising implementation strategies for development projects is coupled with a passion for developing monitoring and evaluation systems for social programs. Sharon is responsible for all projects undertaken at 4th Wheel and focuses on research design, service development and business strategy. 

She has been part of developing and delivering several professional development trainings and workshops across India. She was selected as one of the 50 young evaluators from 114 countries, to participate in an International Mentoring Program organized by the EvalPartners Global initiative and was one of the 25 Young Founders for the Spring 2018 Westerwelle Young Founders Program hosted in Berlin.


Payal Mulchandani

Equipped with a Master’s degree in International Relations from IE Business School in Spain, Payal is engaged with partnership brokering, data analytics and technology development at 4th Wheel Social Impact. She believes in the power of data driven decisions and has designed and implemented several impact evaluation projects. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning forms the crux of her work, with a keen eye for avoiding biases, testing assumptions, establishing causality and enabling appropriate statistical treatments and analysis to make sense of the research, which is commissioned.


Jeffrey Immanuel

Jeffrey has a Bachelors in Engineering from Anna University in Chennai and a Masters (M.Tech) in Technology and Development from IIT Bombay. His interdisciplinary background helps him in leading effective dialogue between a Science and Tech Professional and a Social Science Professional which he believes is the need of the hour, for companies to put back the Social Sciences in their Science and Tech. His core focus at 4th Wheel Social Impact as a Research Associate is converting Data to Useful Insights and Visualizations using Rstudio and MS Excel.


For any queries regarding the Masterclass, contact

Vaidehi Kaul


Mobile: 8130050215

For any immediate escalations or to know more about the Impact Academy, please feel free to write to pooja@csrbox.org


Terms & Conditions

  1. Registration fee is non-refundable; however, nominee name can be changed.
  2. Once you submit the registration form along with the payment (online), you will receive the confirmation email within 2 working days. You will receive the details to access the online masterclass along with reading material latest by 4th September, 2020.


About 4th Wheel Social Impact

4th Wheel Social Impact (www.the4thwheel.com) was founded in 2010, with a vision to strengthen social development programs, through the successful integration of data, technology and partnerships. Core services relate to Social Impact Management, which comprises of program design, baseline studies, process monitoring and impact evaluation frameworks.

The team believes in the power of data driven decisions and are adept with methodologies like Social Return on Investment, Social Audits, Participatory Rural Appraisals, Ex-Post Evaluations, Pre-Post Assessments, quasi-experimental methods, and other integrated designs to monitor and evaluate programs. All studies are undertaken within a participatory action research lens and rigorous evaluation design forms the crux of their work.

About the Impact Academy by CSRBOX

Housed in the Impact Experience Centre and Academy (Impact XPA), Impact Academy is a learning and knowledge centre for impact sector professionals including CSR Heads, CSR Managers, Impact Investors, Philanthropists, Non-Profit leaders, Fund-Raising teams etc. The academy hosts periodic boot camps, meet-ups, networking sessions and exclusive courses for the impact sector professionals. With a moto to collaborate, capacitate and create impact, the Academy bring to you some of the best innovators, professionals and change makers from the Social Sector to share knowledge and insights regarding the latest trends, and help you build your capacities and stay abreast in a fast changing world.





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