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Evidence and shared impact measurement

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Learning lessons about measurement and evaluation from Covid-19

on 9 June 2020 , 3 minute read

The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in urgent need, vanishing resources and huge uncertainty. In the midst of all of this, there’s new opportunities to use creativity, coordination and adaptation to gather data and evidence.

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Understanding Impact

on 12 February 2020

How to turn your theory of change into a plan for measurement, the five types of data you will need to pay attention to, and how to prioritise what to measure.

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One week ’till NPC Ignites 2019!

on 3 October 2019 , 3 minute read

It's just one week till NPC Ignites 2019! Our CEO Dan Corry runs through the exciting programme.

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Why it’s never too late for a Change Framework, even at 100

By Hannah Woods
on 30 May 2019 , 4 minute read

Gingerbread’s Head of Evaluation and Learning, Hannah Wood discusses how the charity for single parents is using evidence to inform organisational strategies and learning through their ambitious new Change Framework.

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Troubled Families is not the Holy Grail

on 8 May 2019

The evaluation of the Troubled Families program is one the biggest ever attempted of a government social program. NPC CEO Dan Corry explains why it is a cause for optimism but also a shining example of all the difficulties of evaluation at this scale.

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Strength in numbers: Co-development of the Youth Investment Fund’s shared evaluation framework

By Karen Scalon & Kevin Franks
on 2 May 2019

NPC and CYI are launching the evaluation framework of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) learning project. It provides the structure for the largest shared evaluation of open access youth provision in the UK to date and was co designed with over 90 YIF grantees.

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Knowledge and Learning for social organisations aiming to grow or ‘scale-up’

on 18 January 2018

'Knowledge and Learning' can help social projects who want to grow or scale up. In this guide we suggest that there are three broad areas or questions that 'Knowledge and Learning' could cover for projects that are growing, and we cover each of these in-turn. The overall aim is to maximise the quality, effectiveness and impact of projects.

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Are you sitting uncomfortably?

on 13 October 2017

This week at our annual conference there were some serious challenges made to the sector about how we deliver change. From issues around power and privilege, to civil society's unique assets going to waste, our Head of Think Tank and External Affairs Lucy de Las Casas explores.

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Getting started with impact: A trustee’s view

on 8 November 2016

In light of trustees week, George Hoare reflects on his own experiences as a charity trustee, explaining how the board has established ways to measure the charity's impact.

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Everything in moderation—including impact measurement

on 25 August 2016

As the 'impact agenda' continues to gather momentum, many charities may be feeling overwhelmed by a need to collect data on everything they do. Even for the organisations with greater resources and know-how, it can be hard to strike a balance between doing the work and measuring its impact. In this blog Peter Harrison-Evans explores a key aspect of impact measurement: balance.

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