Impact management

Resources

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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Blogs

Stronger foundations: Empathy makes you stronger

on 11 February 2020 , 4 minute read

Anne Kazimirski responds to ACF's Impact and learning report from the Stronger Foundations initiative which identifies and helps foundations pursue excellent practice.

Events & Training

Theory of change in ten steps

On 20 May 2020, 2:00 pm4:30 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

A theory of change process encourages us to reflect on our aims and plans, to discuss them with others and to make them explicit. We see this process as the foundation of charity strategy, evaluation and communication.

Events & Training

How to develop a learning culture

On 22 June 2020, 2:00 pm4:30 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

We tend to focus on measuring and reporting when we think about impact. However, we often overlook the importance of people, systems and processes in enabling us to collect and use data effectively.

Blogs

For Business, purpose is hot: But will it lead anywhere? 

on 28 November 2019

NPC Consultant Thomas Abrams explores whether recent trends toward 'purpose driven' or 'ethical' businesses are having the impact they could.

Dan Corry
Blogs

The case for a Civil Society Improvement agency

on 3 September 2019 , 20 minute read

Being Better - Doing Better. In this thought piece our Chief Executive, Dan Corry, argues that civil society needs to improve, and that a Civil Society Improvement agency could be the ideal vehicle to drive such change.

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Blogs

Three lessons to help charities increase their impact

on 24 January 2019

The Impact for Growth Peer Network of the Impact Management Programme (now merged with Inspiring Impact) was set up last July and has grown from 11 to 40 members. What have the grantees learnt from being part of the network and how can it help the wider sector?

Blogs

What impact data should trustees be using in decision making?

on 23 November 2018

Data can be confusing for trustees. Here Nicola Pritchard, NPC Consultant, shares insights from sector leaders who spoke at a recent NPC seminar on the subject.

Blogs

Measuring the multiplicity of impact

on 16 November 2018

NPC Senior Consultant Anoushka Kenley considers what economic analysis has to offer those thing about how to measure impact.

Resources

Make it count: Why impact matters in user involvement

on 9 October 2018

Involving users in shaping services and strategies is increasingly considered to be both the right and most effective way for the social sector and charities to work. This paper argues for a greater focus in the social sector on what user involvement aims to achieve and evidencing its effectiveness.

Blogs

Readiness or resilience?

on 25 April 2018

Much has been said about 'investment readiness' for charities and social enterprises. Recent research from the Social Investment business suggests resilience may be more important, especially when it comes to having an impact.

Resources

Building more impactful corporate-charity partnerships

on 28 March 2018

How non-profits and for-profits can work better to together and make a bigger difference for people and causes.

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