Owner and Director Jerushah Rangasami holds a postgraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Cape Town. Her thesis was focused on designing an evaluation system. To enhance her thesis, she attended a Masters course in Programme Evaluation at the University of Cape Town, Jerushah has over twelve years of experience in:
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Social research
- Advancement, fundraising and philanthropy
- Design and management of information management systems
- Project design, management and coordination
- Project budget formulation
- Development of multimedia and interactive resources, including documentary production
- Training and facilitation, including the design of innovative training workshops and learning programmes.
A member of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), the Business Women's Association (BWA) and the Black Management Forum (BMF), Jerushah regularly speaks at national and international conferences.
Her accolades include:
- 2011 3ie, Mind the Gap: in Cuernavaca, Mexico
- 2009 American Evaluation Conference, Orlando Florida USA
- 2009 2nd SAMEA Evaluation Conference – 'eVALUation'
- 2009 AfrEA NONIE 3ie
- 2008 Awarded 4th place in the National Department of Trade and Industry's acclaimed Technology for Women in Business (TWIB)
- 2008 Selected as one of 12 South African Women ICT Entrepreneurs to participate in the Empowering Women in ICT Programme
- 2006 Businesswomen's Association Regional Business Achiever Award (Start-up Category)
- Finalist for the Black Business Quarterly BEE SMME Award in 2007
- Named one of "SA's Hottest and Brightest", The Deal Magazine, April 2007 (cover story)
- Various academic prizes at university
- Impact Consulting was chosen as one of the 5 finalists in the Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competition 2010 in the Growth Category
Papers and presentations
- Impact of formal housing on quality of life. June 2010 at 3ie International Impact Evaluation Conference – Mid the Gap: From Evidence to Policy, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
- Project impact: beyond what we invest in to what it as achieved. May 2010 at the Trialogue Corporate Social Investment conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
- "How do we measure success? Social accounting, Social return on investment and other measurement tools". April 2010 at the Social Entrepreneurship World Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Negotiating context-appropriate evaluation methodologies between Western donors and African evaluators. November 2009 at American Evaluation Conference, Orlando Florida USA (received one of four International Travel Awards).
- Effects of a clash in values between international donors and local evaluators. Poster presentation at the second South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association conference entitled ‘eVALUation’ (won best poster award), Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2009.
- The Most Significant Change (MSC) technique as a method to uncover values. Presentation at the second South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association conference entitled ‘eVALUation’ (won best poster award), Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2009.
- Evaluation results: engaging various audiences for effective learning and influence. Presentation at the Network of Networks on Impact Evaluation (NONIE) and African Evaluation Association conference entitled ‘The International Conference on Impact Evaluation for Development Effectiveness’. Cairo, Egypt, March 2009 (Received International Travel Award).