Impact measurement, evaluation and data


Regular evaluation makes a winner on charity governance

on 10 January 2020 , 4 minute read

Whatever the size of your organisation, celebrating your great governance is something that cannot be overstated. In 2019, YMCA North Tyneside won the Improving Impact (26+ paid staff) category at the Charity Governance Awards. We found out why regular evaluation was the key to their success.

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Using data to increase your effectiveness

On 16 March 2020, 2:00 pm4:30 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

The road to increased efficiency is often perceived as a journey where data and its collection feel like an obstacle rather than a compass for navigating through the maze of service design decisions. But it does not have to be this way.

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Stories vs numbers: Choosing what impact data to collect

On 22 April 2020, 9:45 am12:15 pm
at 356 Holloway Road

Numbers are important, but alone are not enough—you need personal anecdotes to give them colour and meaning, and qualitative research to understand for example how change has been achieved.

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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.


What makes a winner on charity governance?

on 10 December 2019 , 4 minute read

We sat down and spoke impact assessment and great governance with Turn2us Chief Executive and Charity Governance Awards judge Thomas Lawson. Here's why a finely tuned balance between boards and charities is the key to success.


A magical thing called ‘impact measurement’

on 4 December 2019 , 5 minute read

Here Rachel Tait, Programme Manager for the Inspiring Impact programme discusses how the programme is helping more charities figure out what impact measurement right for them and they can embed it in their day to day activities.

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Social Impact for Business

On 13 February 2020, 8:30 am10:30 am
at Fourth Floor, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street

In the first of our Social Impact for Business series of events, we’ll be focusing specifically on developing effective strategies for impact. Later in the series we’ll be exploring best practice approaches to measuring, reporting and communicating impact.


Shared measurement: Not a magic bullet…yet

on 5 November 2019

The way we measure is almost as important as what we measure. Here Shubh Sharma, NPC Consultant sets out the ways measuring collaboratively can improve our work and break down power dynamics.


State of the Sector 2020

on 31 October 2019

State of the sector, our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders is returning for 2020. Theo Clay, lead researcher on the project sets out what's changed, what's stayed the same, and what we hope to achieve.

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Big words, big numbers, and big ideas

on 16 October 2019 , 5 minute read

Will Hanford, NPC’s communication manager, attended his first ever NPC Ignites this year and has written a blog on the highlights of his experience. He detects a strong theme of power, particularly the power wielded both consciously and unconsciously by funders, running through the day.


Mechanisms – A missing component in your theory of change?

on 9 October 2019 , 7 minute read

Theory of change mechanisms are where you describe how you want people to engage with your activities; the kind of relationship you establish; and the thought processes you want them to go through in order to achieve the outcomes and impact you want.


Shared measurement: Tackling evaluation together

By Oliver Carrington
on 9 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Oliver Carrington, Impact and Evaluation Manager at Imperial Health Charity shares findings from a shared measurement pilot that should be beneficial to other charities and funders.