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Evaluation and learning for funders

Key principles and approaches

About this event

Evaluation and learning for funders: key principles and approaches. 

Finding the right balance between flexibility and rigour is a challenge many funders face in evaluating and learning about their funding programmes. This 1.5-hour seminar will explore approaches that help funders to understand what their grants are achieving and develop insights to inform their practice.  

The seminar will involve a presentation, Q&A, and space to share your experiences and learn from others. Topics will include: 

  • Principles of impact measurement.  
  • Linking your theory of change to data collection and evidence. 
  • Common challenges and trade-off’s in building your measurement approach. 
  • Closing the loop – using insights to learn and improve. 

Who is this for? 

The seminar is designed as an introduction to key principles and approaches for funders. It is suitable for those just starting out in evaluation and learning, or those with some experience who wish to review and think critically about their practice. 

Event facilitator

The training is delivered by Amina Ali, NPC’s Principal: Funder Evaluation and Learning. Our consultants are experts in supporting foundations, corporates and individual philanthropists in designing, implementing and assessing their giving.

Bursary places

A limited number of bursary places are available for small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. Bursary spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Email us to apply for our bursary places.


We are actively working to improve the accessibility of our online and in-person events. As part of our commitment, for all online events we use live closed captions and upload the recordings to YouTube which has the capability to select subtitles.

For in-person events we strive to use accessible venues. If you have any additional accessibility requirements that we can assist with, please email us at

Want to be a part of other Leading Impact events?

This event is part of our Leading Impact series of seminars, if you would like to access more events like this one, we welcome you to join us for ‘Theory of change for funders’, another NPC event on 15 June 2023. 


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