Impact measurement, evaluation and data - NPC

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Events & Training

Celebrating 10 years of Inspiring Impact

On 22 February 2022, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
at Zoom

At this event we will celebrate everything that has been achieved through Inspiring Impact, explore how the sector has changed in the last 10 years, and consider how we can build on the learnings and legacy of the programme in the future.

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Events & Training

Theory of change in ten steps

On 8 February 2022, 11:00 am1:00 pm
at Zoom

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.

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Marking ten years of the Inspiring Impact programme

By and Tris Lumley
on 23 September 2021 , 3 minute read

Inspiring Impact is ten years old. Take a look at some of the programme's proudest accomplishments and learn more about what comes next for this initiative.

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How to get the most out of a learning partnership

By and Michelle Man
on 17 September 2021 , 6 minute read

This blog explores what learning partnerships are, what they can do for you, and why you might want to commission a learning partner.

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Impact measurement for flexible funding

on 16 September 2021

For most funders, impact measurement is one of the feedback loops that drives grant-making decisions, so we can’t rethink grant-making without rethinking the way we measure impact and learn from our grants.

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Evaluating the Building Connections Fund

on 12 August 2021

Our guidance for grant-holders of the Building Connections Fund, which can be applied to other projects tackling loneliness. It is designed to complement the What Works Centre for Wellbeing’s guidance A Brief Guide to measuring loneliness.

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YIF: Dashboard

on 11 May 2021

Our interactive dashboard providing an overview of the shared evaluation of the Youth Investment Fund.

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YIF8: Simulating the economic benefits of youth work

on 11 May 2021

In our eighth Learning and Insight paper, we report on our model for simulating the economic benefits of open access youth provision.

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YIF7: Findings from a shared evaluation of open access youth provision

on 11 May 2021

Our seventh Learning and Insight paper shares the findings of our shared evaluation of the Youth Investment Fund.

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How to evaluate the impact of care and support services

By Neil McCarthy
on 6 May 2021 , 3 minute read

NPC recently conducted an evaluation of Octavia's services. This project explored the impact of Octavia's outreach, befriending and activities service for isolated, older and vulnerable people, and it offers advice to those also looking to embrace impact measurement.

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Measuring volunteer impact on the Covid-19 frontline

By Claire Burley
on 9 March 2021 , 3 minute read

Since the beginning of the pandemic, St John Ambulance volunteers have been supporting the NHS. Now they are involved in their biggest ever peacetime project: assisting with the UK's Covid-19 vaccine roll out.

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Evaluation: Better lives for older people

on 1 March 2021

Our evaluation strengthens Octavia's evidence base and will inform future decisions on creating better lives for older people.