Impact measurement, evaluation and data

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Events & Training

Theory of change in ten steps

On 8 June 2021, 3:00 pm4:30 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.

St John Ambulance volunteer vaccinator with citizen Greg Hobbs Jan 2021 London ExCel
Blogs

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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Resources

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.

Resources

YIF6: Lessons learnt from conducting a shared evaluation of open access youth provision

on 29 January 2021

In our sixth Learning and Insight paper we reflect on what we have learnt from the experience of the YIF learning and evaluation project, with a view to informing future open access youth provision learning and evaluation initiatives.

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Resources

The influence of Covid-19 on people applying for benefits

on 24 November 2020

This paper shows the impact of the coronavirus crisis on people seeking benefits and people on low incomes. The data comes from surveys of users of the Turn2us Benefits Calculator and a survey of 900 frontline practitioners from Buttle UK.

Will Hanford
Blogs

NPC to help evaluate impact of Coronavirus Community Support Fund

on 2 September 2020

We are working with Ipsos MORI, who have been commissioned by The National Lottery Community Fund to evaluate the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

Blogs

Using a learning culture to build back better

on 31 July 2020 , 4 minute read

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve all had to adapt our services and try new things. How can charities continue to develop a learning culture beyond the crisis?

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Blogs

How will social distancing change charity evaluation?

on 11 June 2020 , 7 minute read

Evaluation is tough at the best of times, but the practical barriers of social distancing and the financial pressures of economic slowdown may have significant implications for what we prioritise and how we go about it.

Elizabeth Parker
Blogs

Evaluating and learning during Covid-19

on 3 June 2020 , 5 minute read

How do you evaluate when everything around you is constantly changing? We're shifting to a developmental evaluation approach for our work on the Building Connections Fund. Elizabeth Parker explains how.

Blogs

NPC awarded Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, Research and Evaluation Partner contract

on 13 March 2020 , 3 minute read

NPC is pleased to announce it will be leading a consortium of partners on a two year research and evaluation partnership for Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham (FLLSL)

Blogs

How much should charities measure?

on 19 February 2020 , 3 minute read

Doing evaluation well is often about getting that balance; not too little data that you don’t get any insights, but not so much that you’re reinventing the wheel.

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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