What is it about?
Through their grant-making, funders make a difference to people’s lives in countless ways. But just knowing you might be making some kind of difference isn’t enough: you need to understand the difference your grants are making, and you need to have robust data to inform your grantmaking decisions.
Led by our expert measurement team, this workshop will take you through what to measure given your funding model , and how to support and judge the quality of grantees’ impact measurement.
With a group size of no more than 15, the workshop will be interactive and hands-on. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Very informative and well presented
The training will help you to:
- Understand the terminology, concepts and definitions
- Identify intended and unintended social impacts
- Develop and use a theory of change
- Prioritise outcomes for measurement
- Understand the different levels of evidence
- Support grantees with impact measurement
- Understand learning and reporting principles
An insightful overview to why good impact measurement matters and how to avoid some common pitfalls
Who should attend?
The training is an introductory session and assumes no prior knowledge. It is aimed at funders who are either new to impact measurement or looking to improve their approach.
Who delivers the training?
The training is delivered by our consultants who are experts in working with funders and charities of all shapes and sizes to develop robust and systematic methods for measuring the difference they make.
This training is based on our report NPC’s four pillar approach, and our Funding impact recommendations on how to approach impact practice. For further background information, read our paper on Theory of change.
Meet your trainer
The theory of change approach is well known and used among charities, and now funders are increasingly drawn to its benefits. As both a process and a product, it encourages organisations to question how they influence change in a given context.
A theory of change is a tool that allows you to describe the need you are trying to address, the changes you want to make (your outcomes), and what you plan to do (your activities). It can help you improve your strategy, measurement, communication and partnership working.
At NPC we believe in impact measurement as a way for charities and funders to increase their effectiveness. We know it helps organisations improve what they do and deliver the best results for their beneficiaries. Here we publish our four pillar approach which provides clear and practical guidance on developing an impact measurement framework.