Impact Census

You rely on CAMEO to advocate on behalf of the sector. We rely on you for your data.

You rely on CAMEO to advocate on behalf of the sector.  We rely on you for your data. This data fuels our advocacy and supports our members at the state and national level. The better data we have, the stronger our case is, and the easier it is to express the vital role MDOs play in the small business sector.

California Impact Census Results

Why Fill Out The Census?

  • Industry Standard Reporting
    Funders are increasingly relying on impact data for information on the organizations they support.
  • Demonstrable Program Impact
    The Impact Census enables our member organizations to demonstrate the significant role their micro business clients play in local and statewide economies. By collecting impact data, organizations can easily gauge their progress toward key goals, or evaluate the impact of new funding or policies.
  • Program Development
    Raise your profile and manage valuable performance metrics from number of microloans disbursed to cost per client. Use this to sharpen and strengthen your program.
  • Strengthening Advocacy Efforts
    CAMEO uses the Impact Census to advocate for state and federal policies that increase resources to the micro enterprise field. Micro-businesses are a huge part of California’s economy, but they’re not always the most visible. The Impact Census allows us to easily and powerfully make the case for all our members.