In this episode of Cultured Conversations, we welcome CEO of Impact Lab, Maria English. Impact Lab is a purpose-led, data analytics start-up that supports both investors and organisations within the social services and philanthropic sector. Taking a data-first approach, Impact Lab are able to measure the true value of social impact, helping charitable organisations support New Zealanders to fully live, and love, their lives.

We discuss Impact Lab’s unique approach to social impact measurement, the role of social services in New Zealand and how organisations, funders and individuals seeking support can all benefit from their learnings. Maria shares her thoughts on the future of data in social services, and how a similar approach could be applied to the cultural sector.