What is Impact Verification?

Social programs self-report annual impact claims to the Registry, which are then validated and verified.

how it works

Guided and Intuitive Process

The Impact Verification process includes 5 simple steps. Social programs submit annual impact results to the Impact Genome Registry, and trained verifiers (Social Impact Associates) review and certify the results. Our guided intake process is intuitive and doesn’t require deep technical knowledge. Programs provide the basic information and we'll do the analysis.


Nonprofit or social enterprise registers a social program.


Social program reports annual impact claims.


Impact Genome verifiers validate outcome eligibility.


Impact Genome Social Impact Associates apply rigorous protocols to evaluate impact claims.

Issue Verified Impact Unit (VIU) Credits

Impact Genome certifies the impact results.
Why Verify

Impact Data You Can Trust

The biggest challenge in the social sector is that investors and grantmakers don't have reliable impact data to use in allocating funding. Using the Impact Genome Registry and Standards to independently Verify results, solves that dilemma. It allows investors and social programs to focus on what matters most: impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost for impact producers to enter the Impact Genome Registry?
What is the user experience like for impact producers?
In which social impact areas does the Impact Genome Registry measure outcomes?
Does the Impact Genome Registry incorporate feedback from impact producers?
How rigorous/difficult is it for impact producers to complete?
Do impact producers have any way to provide supporting data while registering their social program?
What do the funders and nonprofits pay for?
Is the Impact Genome Registry's verification process ESG auditable? (third-party verified)
What are the elements of the evidence assessment?
What should impact producers include while calculating their Cost-Per-Outcome?
How does the Impact Genome Registry track the quality of data reported by impact producers?
What if impact producers cannot find the outcome they produce while registering their social program?
Are your outcomes direct service-focused or capacity focused?
Does the Impact Genome Registry measure outputs?

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Receive a free evaluation and access to new funders by registering your social program today!
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