In 2016, we began reporting the number of young people we didn’t help, encouraging the charity sector to commit to transparently reporting social impact. In our third year of celebrating our #CallForClarity campaign, we have produced our very first all-digital annual report, in an attempt to be even more informative and transparent.

The 100% digital annual report focuses on conversations, a key part of how we build trusting relationships with stakeholders, including young people, partners, employees and the public. A series of engaging video and image content takes the reader through our journey over the last 12 months whilst impact and financial numbers are shared in easy to digest infographic format. Street League is committed to learning as an organisation and we hope that the digital format of our annual report will help us better understand who is reading our reports, what aspects people engage with and how it can be improved in future years.

 

As a national charity using a combined sport and education programme to support 16 – 24 year - olds from disadvantaged communities into employment and training we have been keen to learn from the things we haven’t got right. Our push for accountability saw us launch the sector’s very first interactive impact dashboard in November 2017. The dashboard, updated in October this year, enables users to interact with live data about the young people we support, including those that disengaged from our programmes.

CEO, Matt Stevenson-Dodd continues to champion a more transparent charity sector.

“Charities should be held accountable for their social impact and shouldn’t be shy about data reporting. Street League is very proud to be driven by transparent impact measurement and data analysis and has been at the forefront of digital data innovation within the third sector. Really being honest about data and open about what we don’t get right is so important for working out how to best use limited resources.

 

To date, our Three Golden Rules for transparent reporting: never overclaim what a charity does; ensure all outcomes are auditable; and provide absolute numbers to support any percentages quoted have been adopted by over 150 organisations in the third sector including ThinkForward, Dallaglio Foundation and LEAP, demonstrating a clear desire from other organisations to move towards a more honest future.

See our full digital annual report 17/18 here.

See version 2.0 of our real time impact dashboard here