Sarah Handley

Sarah is Deputy Head of Measurement and Evaluation and has worked in the charity sector for 12 years.

She helps charities and funders to understand, measure and communicate their impact. She has worked with the Alzheimer’s Society to develop a toolkit to understand the effects of their Dementia Friends programme, and with Women’s Aid on analysing and presenting outcomes data. She worked with Relate to develop a measurement toolkit and then trained their local centres to implement it. She has supported early-stage education ventures on the Young Academy’s Accelerator programme to develop theories of change and measurement frameworks.

She has a particular interest in helping charities to measure similar things in similar ways, as part of the shared measurement agenda, and in how funders think about measurement.  She leads NPC’s training on charity and funder impact practice, and developed an introductory course for organisations wanting to understand and use their data better.

Previously, Sarah was Programme and Evaluation Manager for the National Deaf Children’s Society. She began her career in fundraising, at Maternity Worldwide and Target Tuberculosis.

Why I work at NPC

I want to support charities by encouraging and enabling evidence to be at the heart of strategic planning, fundraising and service delivery.

A snapshot of my work at NPC

Publications

Data visualisation: What’s it all about?

Making your funding go further

Shared measurement: Greater than the sum of its parts

Result! What good impact reporting looks like

Building a movement: Review of the Inspiring Impact programme

Blogs

Yes they can! Impact measurement in small charities

Band Aid 30 may make more noise than difference

Basic questions an impact report should answer

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