Using Platform-Based Tools to Measure Impact [HRA Members Meeting, Virtual, Spring 2020]

As grantmakers, we often grapple with how to specifically demonstrate the impact of our research investment. Effectively explaining the return-on-investment from funding research is critical to our mission, as donors become increasingly interested in realizing the importance of their donations. This session explored how platform-based tools can be used to visualize the impact of research funding. Guiding the session were speakers who have successfully used such tools to tell their impact stories. Speakers shared the results of their work, while also discussing how they achieved the creation of deliverables to share with donors, their Boards, and/or the public. Likewise, they also shared their experiences and challenges that accompany the execution of such projects.

Shannon Gallagher-Colombo, PhD
Associate Director, Corporate Alliances | American Association for Cancer Research

Jocelyn LeBlanc, PhD (Presentation)
Research, Data and Impact Manager | Association of Medical Research Charities

Kristen Mueller, PhD (Presentation)
Senior Director, Scientific Program | Melanoma Research Alliance