What is the Impact Genome Registry?

The Impact Genome Registry is a repository for impact data on over 2.2 million global nonprofits and social programs. It catalogues standardized data on outcomes, strategies, beneficiaries, context, cost, and evidence quality. We can now quantify the annual impact—the total outcomes produced—of any social program. The Impact Genome Registry creates a currency for social impacts the same way carbon registries do for environmental impacts. Impact data is structured, validated, and Verified by our evaluators. The Verification Standards are curated by taxonomists and peer-reviewed by nonprofit practitioners, experts, and academics. Verified programs receive Verified Impact Credits that turn impact into an asset.

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Standards for Impact Measurement

Impact Genome Registry uses standardized data fields and rigorous Verification to provide assurance to funders, investors and other stakeholders. Using the Registry offers a more affordable, consistent and reliable way to report social impact than hiring individual evaluators for every investment or program. Standardization is the key to efficient markets. Impact Genome has pioneered an Impact Standard for measuring, reporting, and evaluating social impact. This Standard can be used to Verify, value, and benchmark the outcomes of all of your programs (grants, community investment, employee giving, volunteering, etc.). Since our inception, over two million nonprofits have been registered and the Impact Genome Registry has verified thousands of social programs’ outcomes.


Outcomes are derived from the evidence base, vetted by experts in the field, and curated regularly.


Program impacts are independently verified and benchmarked using Impact Genome Impact Verified Standards.


Any organization—no matter its size—can demonstrate its impact and find funders who value the outcomes it produces.


The Impact Verification process is intuitive and doesn’t require deep technical knowledge.

Impact Data You Can Trust

Impact Genome Registry standardizes and independently verifies results so nonprofit and social programs can now prove their work in making a difference and funders can give confidently to organizations making an impact.

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Measurement Equity

Small and marginalized organizations can compete for funding on a level playing field. They get visibility and funding based on their results, not based on their marketing and fundraising capacities.

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More Bang for the Buck

Social programs can communicate their "true cost" of producing social impact so that investors, grantmakers, and donors can give where their money can do the most good.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the frequency of reporting for impact producers?
Who is the program data shared with?
Is the reporting process standardized or flexible for impact producers?
Can the Impact Genome Registry help with our board reporting?
Does the Impact Genome Registry have for-profit programs?
What is the sample size for benchmarking?
Do you do benchmarking for funders?
Can you pull the Cost-Per-Outcome regionally or for a very specific type of intervention?
How does the system factor in any bias or any anecdotal information?
Which geographical regions are the social impact programs from?
Some social programs are not allowed to collect race data. How would that work?
Does the Impact Genome Registry capture data around household income?
Who fills in the data? Is it self-reported?
Do you help nonprofits collect data or just analyze it?
Which funders are currently using the Impact Genome Registry?
How do impact producers like nonprofits land in the Impact Genome Registry?
Are beneficiaries always just a single person?
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