Determining impact is a complex matter, involving many stakeholders. Before you move on to determining the impact question, it is a good warm-up to already map out your stakeholders. We listed two methods below. You can use them according to your own preference, or depending on the way you want to have an overview of your stakeholders.
Sphere of influence versus sphere of ambition
The activities and interventions of your own organization have a certain scope, called the sphere of influence. It is interesting to map out in advance where this reaches. And to check to what extent it coincides with the sphere of impact.
“Social change comes about through people. It is essentially about relationships and cooperation of actors. That’s why we put actors (people, groups, organizations, agencies,…) in society at the center of planning, monitoring and measuring impact.” (Source?)