Stories and numbers: Collecting the right impact data

Stories and numbers

NPC’s briefing paper following our event on how charities can decide what types of impact data to collect.

Choosing the correct impact data to collect can often be a confusing hurdle for charities faced with the constraints of limited resources. In September 2015 we hosted an event to try and demystify this topic, and to help attendees understand the best to approach impact data collection.

This short briefing summarises advice from the speakers on the day, and draws on the experience of those in attendance. The main themes discussed were:

  • the different types of impact data (qualitative and quantitative) and their uses;
  • methods for collecting impact data; and
  • some top tips for getting started.

This event took place as part of NPC’s seminar series designed to give charities an introduction to various aspects of impact measurement. For more from this series, keep an eye on our twitter page @NPCthinks and the event hashtag #impactseminar, or see the events section of our website.

More publications in this series

Result! What good impact reporting looks like

Keeping it in proportion: Impact measurement for small charities

Measuring your campaigning impact: An introduction

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