How do you measure impact?

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  1. How do you measure impact?
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    UBC
  2. How do you measure impact?
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    feelings
  3. How do you measure impact?
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    How it makes people around it feel
  4. How do you measure impact?
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    reduction of volume
  5. How do you measure impact?
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    share
  6. How do you measure impact?
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    environmental
  7. How do you measure impact?
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    by reactions
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    vibes!
  9. How do you measure impact?
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    reaction to what is being done
  10. How do you measure impact?
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    by its positive reach
  11. How do you measure impact?
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    42
  12. How do you measure impact?
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    Legacy
  13. How do you measure impact?
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    with an impact ruler
  14. How do you measure impact?
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    inclusivity
  15. How do you measure impact?
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    changed behavior
  16. How do you measure impact?
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    how many people have strong opinions about it
  17. How do you measure impact?
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    engagement
  18. How do you measure impact?
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    Kindness
  19. How do you measure impact?
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    Impact is measured by the legacy that a person leaves for themselves to others, be it good or bad. Usually, the better the legacy, the better the impact, however such isn't always the case. Someone could be generous and donate to big-name charity events, however, still throw litter out onto a national park.
  20. How do you measure impact?
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    change in human behaviour
  21. How do you measure impact?
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    through feedback & engagement
  22. How do you measure impact?
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    kindergarden
  23. How do you measure impact?
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    1000
  24. How do you measure impact?
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    by results
  25. How do you measure impact?
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    integrate force over time
  26. How do you measure impact?
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    How the things/beings change in response to _________
  27. How do you measure impact?
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    by making a comparison between what would have happened differently inn the absence of a certain output and estimating a cause-effect relationship.
  28. How do you measure impact?
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    interviews
  29. How do you measure impact?
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    impression
  30. How do you measure impact?
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    with a yardstick
  31. How do you measure impact?
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    by observing the deformation
  32. How do you measure impact?
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    unity
  33. How do you measure impact?
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    by reaction
  34. How do you measure impact?
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    integrity
  35. How do you measure impact?
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    wayfinding
  36. How do you measure impact?
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    does it promote equitable human flourishing?
  37. How do you measure impact?
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    Numbers
  38. How do you measure impact?
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    Movement
  39. How do you measure impact?
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    responsible resource extraction
  40. How do you measure impact?
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    by the response
  41. How do you measure impact?
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    through emotions
  42. How do you measure impact?
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    with metrics
  43. How do you measure impact?
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    Remembering visuals that made it to that stage.
  44. How do you measure impact?
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    when effects are felt in everyday tasks
  45. How do you measure impact?
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    life cycle analysis
  46. How do you measure impact?
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    voice
  47. How do you measure impact?
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    number of buildings that cause people to question
  48. How do you measure impact?
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    number of people who notice the needs of others
  49. How do you measure impact?
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    number of thoughts which are positive vs negative
  50. How do you measure impact?
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    number of expresso shots in a day
  51. How do you measure impact?
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    number of hours spent typing on the hcma blog
  52. How do you measure impact?
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    number of Covid 19 cases averted
  53. How do you measure impact?
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    number of angry people subdued
  54. How do you measure impact?
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    number of walks along a beach
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    number of bagels eaten
  56. How do you measure impact?
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    number of posts a day
  57. How do you measure impact?
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    number of architects who speak up
  58. How do you measure impact?
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    number of confusing websites engaged
  59. How do you measure impact?
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    number of wars averted
  60. How do you measure impact?
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    number of meaningful questioned asked
  61. How do you measure impact?
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    number of heads turned
  62. How do you measure impact?
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    number of social housing units delivered
  63. How do you measure impact?
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    Action
  64. How do you measure impact?
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    Before and after comparison
  65. How do you measure impact?
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    projects
  66. How do you measure impact?
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    cannabis
  67. How do you measure impact?
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    Audience response
  68. How do you measure impact?
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    smilies
  69. How do you measure impact?
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    through joy
  70. How do you measure impact?
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    passion
  71. How do you measure impact?
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    Hillcrest Centre Vancouver
  72. How do you measure impact?
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    public response
  73. How do you measure impact?
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    transformation
  74. How do you measure impact?
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    don't know
  75. How do you measure impact?
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    mountain climbing
  76. How do you measure impact?
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    west end community centre
  77. How do you measure impact?
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    List of staff
  78. How do you measure impact?
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    on reflection
  79. How do you measure impact?
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    adoption rate
  80. How do you measure impact?
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    through reaction
  81. How do you measure impact?
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    KE=\frac{1]{2}mv^2
  82. How do you measure impact?
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    Love
  83. How do you measure impact?
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    depending on the consequences that it causes
  84. How do you measure impact?
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    Anyone can make a difference. When every person takes accountability for their actions towards creating a better environment, it is no longer called impact, it is a way of life.
  85. How do you measure impact?
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    Anyone can make a difference. When every person takes accountability for their actions towards creating a better environment, it is no longer called impact, it is a way of life.
  86. How do you measure impact?
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    through changes in lived experience at the community and individual levels.
  87. How do you measure impact?
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    By the want of people to return to the space over and over again.
  88. How do you measure impact?
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    level of change.
  89. How do you measure impact?
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    Historically? It would seem that perspective allows for measuring. 1mm can't measure a metre. You're going to have to bend space and time.
  90. How do you measure impact?
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    by how people respond
  91. How do you measure impact?
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    when learning takes place
  92. How do you measure impact?
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    progress
  93. How do you measure impact?
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    Change in people's lives
  94. How do you measure impact?
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    By the resulting change in behaviors of people and in the positive or negative change in the surrounding environment.
  95. How do you measure impact?
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    scale
  96. How do you measure impact?
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    dedication
  97. How do you measure impact?
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    you just do
  98. How do you measure impact?
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    inspiration
  99. How do you measure impact?
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    stats
  100. How do you measure impact?
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    alley oop
  101. How do you measure impact?
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    laser tool
  102. How do you measure impact?
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    statistics
  103. How do you measure impact?
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    intern
  104. How do you measure impact?
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    with a ruler!!!
  105. How do you measure impact?
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    reach
  106. How do you measure impact?
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    in trees
  107. How do you measure impact?
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    Score
  108. How do you measure impact?
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    Self awareness
  109. How do you measure impact?
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    with a tape measure
  110. How do you measure impact?
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    making a positive difference in the lives of people
  111. How do you measure impact?
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    From deep within: When efforts/behaviors/actions create uplifting sense of well-being among those impacted
  112. How do you measure impact?
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    Dollars
  113. How do you measure impact?
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    By living with integrity
  114. How do you measure impact?
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    gallery
  115. How do you measure impact?
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    results & change
  116. How do you measure impact?
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    Impact can be personal or collective, and is measured by change witnessed or experienced in a person, place or community. - ek
  117. How do you measure impact?
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    Depth
  118. How do you measure impact?
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    in awareness of context - interdependencies - and the opportunity in singularity as resonance with interdependencies
  119. How do you measure impact?
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    By the Impression you leave.
  120. How do you measure impact?
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    By lives changed, and honored.
  121. How do you measure impact?
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    by intensity and breadth of response
  122. How do you measure impact?
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    By the size of the dent
  123. How do you measure impact?
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    people like my work
  124. How do you measure impact?
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    Neutons
  125. How do you measure impact?
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    asking
  126. How do you measure impact?
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    discipline
  127. How do you measure impact?
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    with a inclusive culture
  128. How do you measure impact?
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    by asking questions
  129. How do you measure impact?
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    connection
  130. How do you measure impact?
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    Emotions that you elicit
  131. How do you measure impact?
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    By analyzing the outcome of the change
  132. How do you measure impact?
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    by the way people will talk about it 5 years later
  133. How do you measure impact?
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    meaning
  134. How do you measure impact?
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    kg m s−1
  135. How do you measure impact?
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    a smile
  136. How do you measure impact?
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    art for social change
  137. How do you measure impact?
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    by seeing the change
  138. How do you measure impact?
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    Change of thought
  139. How do you measure impact?
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    Community response and adoption
  140. How do you measure impact?
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    interaction
  141. How do you measure impact?
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    with the amount of negative response
  142. How do you measure impact?
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    with hapiness
  143. How do you measure impact?
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    health care
  144. How do you measure impact?
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    by how an action affects (either positively or negatively) those around me
  145. How do you measure impact?
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    inclusion
  146. How do you measure impact?
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    By seeing the result
  147. How do you measure impact?
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    community ownership and use
  148. How do you measure impact?
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    repeated testing
  149. How do you measure impact?
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    satisfaction
  150. How do you measure impact?
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    By following an idea, implementing it and continue to follow to see the success and how that help the community and the environment. Small changes make a difference without people noticing, sometimes
  151. How do you measure impact?
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    outcome
  152. How do you measure impact?
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    By observing to what extent the lives of individuals shift
  153. How do you measure impact?
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    Change in Community
  154. How do you measure impact?
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    Through getting feedback from the community that was affected
  155. How do you measure impact?
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    smiles
  156. How do you measure impact?
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    University
  157. How do you measure impact?
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    With qualitative and quantitative research
  158. How do you measure impact?
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    Notebook
  159. How do you measure impact?
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    the amount of influence it has on a community
  160. How do you measure impact?
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    Through observing the outcome?!
  161. How do you measure impact?
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    responsibility
  162. How do you measure impact?
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    depends on the font, kerning, size, and style of the text.
  163. How do you measure impact?
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    by observing results defined by description of the desired impact.
  164. How do you measure impact?
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    Making change
  165. How do you measure impact?
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    Analysis of results
  166. How do you measure impact?
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    Quality of Life Index
  167. How do you measure impact?
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    duchess park
  168. How do you measure impact?
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    Library
  169. How do you measure impact?
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    change
  170. How do you measure impact?
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    I consider the entire context, every party touched and look at the cumulative experience
  171. How do you measure impact?
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    By estimating the counterfactual in design
  172. How do you measure impact?
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    socially , physically and emotionally
  173. How do you measure impact?
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    Analysis
  174. How do you measure impact?
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    team
  175. How do you measure impact?
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    through meaningful projects which being about change
  176. How do you measure impact?
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    car
  177. How do you measure impact?
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    pool
  178. How do you measure impact?
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    By the number of trees.
  179. How do you measure impact?
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    emotion
  180. How do you measure impact?
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    force
  181. How do you measure impact?
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    by how it brings hope and happiness
  182. How do you measure impact?
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    uniqueness
  183. How do you measure impact?
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    by how easily I can recall something
  184. How do you measure impact?
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    positive, tangible differences in the lives of people
  185. How do you measure impact?
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    design guide
  186. How do you measure impact?
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    Peoples opinion before, during, after
  187. How do you measure impact?
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    Number of people made lastingly happier
  188. How do you measure impact?
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    by talking to the most affected communities first
  189. How do you measure impact?
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    community
  190. How do you measure impact?
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    feedback
  191. How do you measure impact?
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    not sure
  192. How do you measure impact?
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    cats
  193. How do you measure impact?
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    Wider impact through the general social conscious, or data.
  194. How do you measure impact?
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    outcome.
  195. How do you measure impact?
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    effect on one's memory
  196. How do you measure impact?
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    in newtons.
  197. How do you measure impact?
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    emotional response
  198. How do you measure impact?
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    career
  199. How do you measure impact?
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    wellness
  200. How do you measure impact?
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    outcome. results. tangible and intangible ones
  201. How do you measure impact?
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    depends. but everything, if possible should be considered
  202. How do you measure impact?
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    seeing tiny changes
  203. How do you measure impact?
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    happiness
  204. How do you measure impact?
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    ripple effect
  205. How do you measure impact?
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    dont know
  206. How do you measure impact?
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    thoughtfulness
  207. How do you measure impact?
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    inspiring others
  208. How do you measure impact?
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    Observation
  209. How do you measure impact?
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    happiness index
  210. How do you measure impact?
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    in whatever way that works to mirror the complexity of desired impact
  211. How do you measure impact?
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    with love
  212. How do you measure impact?
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    The amount of people touched by an action or change
  213. How do you measure impact?
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    with an impactometer
  214. How do you measure impact?
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    conversation
  215. How do you measure impact?
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    Data, numbers, facts, you know how we've been doing it for a millennia or two
  216. How do you measure impact?
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    Comfort
  217. How do you measure impact?
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    people
  218. How do you measure impact?
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    E = 1/2 m v2
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    USER FEEDBACK
  220. How do you measure impact?
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    By the ability to reach a diverse range of people, communities, pets, etc
  221. How do you measure impact?
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    by looking backwards
  222. How do you measure impact?
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    Impact is measured by its outcome
  223. How do you measure impact?
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    by smiles of the councils that voted in favor of the specific project.
  224. How do you measure impact?
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    will people show up to my funeral?
  225. How do you measure impact?
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    Diversity of interest
  226. How do you measure impact?
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    evaluating core variables
  227. How do you measure impact?
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    changed lives
  228. How do you measure impact?
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    emotions
  229. How do you measure impact?
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    footprint
  230. How do you measure impact?
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    in smiles :)
  231. How do you measure impact?
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    Sorry, I've no clue
  232. How do you measure impact?
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    The size of the crater left behind
  233. How do you measure impact?
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    ask people their opinion
  234. How do you measure impact?
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    By setting out very clear measurables before starting.
  235. How do you measure impact?
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    ecologic
  236. How do you measure impact?
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    how it makes me feel
  237. How do you measure impact?
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    Knowing how many people are happy with the result
  238. How do you measure impact?
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    number
  239. How do you measure impact?
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    positive change in hearts and minds
  240. How do you measure impact?
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    by positive change
  241. How do you measure impact?
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    Environment
  242. How do you measure impact?
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    Results
  243. How do you measure impact?
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    by the reaction
  244. How do you measure impact?
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    thoughts of other people
  245. How do you measure impact?
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    math
  246. How do you measure impact?
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    creativity
  247. How do you measure impact?
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    by how much love shared throughout the world
  248. How do you measure impact?
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    Through the positive ripple effect it creates
  249. How do you measure impact?
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    with a seismometer
  250. How do you measure impact?
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    humphrey bogart
  251. How do you measure impact?
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    by looking at people reaction
  252. How do you measure impact?
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    community coming alive
  253. How do you measure impact?
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    Ask people who might be impacted
  254. How do you measure impact?
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    Reaction
  255. How do you measure impact?
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    when there is a social behavior change
  256. How do you measure impact?
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    by jumping and then measuring
  257. How do you measure impact?
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    money
  258. How do you measure impact?
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    New friendships formed
  259. How do you measure impact?
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    hugs

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