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How can we make evidence easier?

on 1 September 2014

NPC and Project Oracle have joined forces to create a series of videos and an interactive presentation that starts to show you how to develop an appropriate and effective approach to evidence. The presentation covers four main areas.


Show me the money: giving grants to individuals

on 21 July 2014

When I think of charities, I think of the complex organisations that many have become—providing advice and services or mounting campaigns to influence public opinion and policy. Giving people money (charity in its simplest form) isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. And yet personal grants are still an important option for people in need and there are lot of organisations that still provide them.


How to become an impact driven organisation

By Hannah Mitchell
on 18 June 2014

Hannah Mitchell from vInspired shares her top tips for becoming an impact driven organisation, following her presentation at our Measuring outcomes conference.

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Evidence athletics

on 30 January 2014

Evaluators like to develop ‘standards of evidence’ which rate studies in terms of quality and validity—and charities are encouraged to improve what they do by going through them. However the kinds of improvements suggested are not always achievable, or even the most worthwhile changes to make. So, as an addition to these standards, we suggest some more basic principles for charities to think about when collecting and reporting evidence.


The principles of good impact reporting: For charities and social enterprises

on 27 September 2012

The stories charities and social enterprises tell engage, inform and inspire stakeholders. You should think about how you should communicate your impact, and what you should communicate.


Five reasons to get involved with impact reporting

on 16 March 2012

The demands for charities and social enterprises to provide more information about their work are increasing from all angles. Funders, supporters, beneficiaries, policy-makers, even the media are keen to know about the difference charities make to the people they help and the causes they champion.


Impact measurement: A how-to guide

on 31 January 2012

We are all natural-born researchers. All you need is a sense of curiosity and a dogged nature to continue to ask questions, test new approaches and meticulously measure any change that occurs. This guide will help get you started with impact measurement.


How to win coverage with your charity case studies

By Gemma Davidson
on 15 November 2011

Trusteeship: Being an ambassador for your charity

on 1 November 2011

James Lambert has been involved with IntoUniversity since its foundation, and in December 2009 became the new Chair. In this blog, James talks about the trustee's role as an ambassador for a charity, and the importance of being able to talk about the impact your charity is having.


How to write an impact report

on 13 June 2011

How do your donors know that the money they give you is making a difference? The answer is that they don’t, unless you tell them. Good impact reporting tells donors what their money achieves, but also appeals to outcomes-focused funders and helps organisations to develop and refine their own strategy to increase their effectiveness.