What is it about?
Understanding your impact and sharing what you learn about is key to the voluntary sector becoming more effective. Meanwhile, with results and value for money coming under increasing scrutiny, demonstrating your impact to others is also important. Led by our expert measurement team, this workshop will take you through our four pillar approach, helping you decide what to measure, understand what different types of data will tell you, and which methodology to use.
With a group size of no more than 15, the workshop will be interactive and hands-on. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Excellent overview with good balance of practical tips and discussion.
The training will help you to:
- Understand the terminology, concepts and definitions
- Identify intended and unintended social impacts
- Understand how to use a theory of change to inform evaluation
- Use existing evidence
- Prioritise the types of data to collect
- Choose the right level of evidence
- Decide when to collect data and from whom, and how to sample
- Select or develop qualitative and quantitative tools
- Use your findings to inform your work
Who should attend?
The training is an introductory session and assumes no prior knowledge. It is aimed at those who have no—or limited—experience of evaluation, and is relevant for all charities new to this area and looking for guidance.
Informative, interesting, relevant and accessible.
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 evaluation methods and improve their impact practice.
This training is based on our report NPC’s four pillar approach, Balancing act: A guide to proportionate evaluation and Listen and learn: How charities can use qualitative research.
Meet your trainers
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.
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.
The session will cover both survey methodologies and tips on questionnaire design.
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