Anne is Head of the Measurement and Evaluation team, which helps charities and funders to evaluate their activities and learn from their data. She oversees the Youth Investment Fund learning project with 90 youth work providers, and the Building Connections Fund evaluation with 120 loneliness intervention projects across the age range. Anne specialises in developing shared evaluation frameworks – her first project at NPC was to oversee the development of a shared evaluation framework for services focusing on offenders’ family and peer relationships, funded by the National Offender Management Service.
She is co-author of NPC’s paper advocating more effective use of evidence & steps towards an evidence led social sector, and led NPC’s research on global trends in evaluation. Anne has worked with a wide range of charities and funders on developing theories of change and evaluation approaches, including the Alzheimer’s Society, the Maddox group of NHS charities, Standing Together Against Violence Against Women, Womankind Worldwide and Family Rights Group. She is also co-author of Four Pillars, which provides clear and practical guidance on developing an impact measurement framework, Balancing act: a guide to proportionate evaluation, and Making your funding go further, a short paper for funders on how to get started on improving your impact practice.
Anne has 20 years of experience as a social researcher and evaluation consultant, including nine years at NatCen Social Research, with a strong background in quantitative and qualitative evaluation design, delivery and analysis. She has particular expertise in the children, families, and violence against women sectors, and has blogged for Children and Young People Now magazine, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and NSPCC. Anne is a volunteer counsellor and trustee-in-waiting for Herts Rape Crisis.
Why I work at NPC:
I love how quickly we can make a difference to charities working on measuring their impact, by distilling knowledge down to what a charity really needs to know to move forward.
A snapshot of my work at NPC
Towards an evidence-led social sector
Global innovations in measurement and evaluation
Making your funding go further
Shared measurement: Greater than the sum of its parts
NPC’s four pillar approach
How the voluntary sector can make better use of evidence
Learning from other sectors for better impact measurement
How can charities better support fathers?
Choosing the right evidence level for your impact evaluation
Muddy waters: Evidence and the domestic violence sector