Measuring Our Impact
Whenua Iti Outdoors uses the outdoor environment as a medium for challenge and personal growth to achieve our vision of "Experiential Learning inspiring positive change." We know these benefits are holistic and wide ranging and we strive towards a space where access to these experiences are available to, and valued by all. But how do we measure and evaluate these impacts? And how do we know they are long lasting? In 2016 we began a journey to answer these questions.
Our first attempt resulted in our 2016-17 Social Impact Report Document outlining what our partners, funders, students, school and community thought of our impact on individuals and the wider community. Since then we have looked into ways to collect data and make sure our programmes deliver the outcomes we intend and we measure other wider impacts too. Our second Social Impact Report takes the form of a documentary - please take a few minutes to watch it and let us know what you think.
The outcomes we achieve at Whenua Iti Outdoors are often profound and life changing. They can also be hard to quantify.
In order to ensure that we are meeting our mandate and offering quality programmes to our many participants, we have developed an evaluation framework to determine and define our impact.
The Social Impact Report 2016/2017 is a summary of our work, the gaps, the solutions we provide, the methods we use and the extent to which we achieve our goals.
Click on the image on the right to download a copy of the report, or email us to order a hard copy.