Building a measurement framework: an introduction for charities

Price: £295
Event Organiser: Rebecca Goodbourn
NPC's offices, 3rd Floor, 185 Park Street, London SE1 9BL

‘We make a difference’. This is probably one of the most commonly heard statements in the charity world. But have you ever stopped to think about what it really means? NPC’s one-day workshop introduces the steps involved in creating an impact measurement framework so charities can really prove the difference they make.

This event is now full. To register your interest in future sessions please email


Proving your impact is a huge advantage in this current climate, with results and value for money coming under increasing scrutiny. Led by our expert measurement team, this workshop will take you through our four pillar approach, helping you decide what to measure, and which methodology and tools 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.

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 your outcomes for measurement
  • 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
  • Analyse and communicate your findings 


The training is an introductory session and assumes no prior knowledge. It is aimed at those who have no—or limited—experience of impact measurement, and is relevant for all charities new to this area and looking for guidance.


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. For further background information, read our paper on Theory of change,  and our survey of impact practice among charities, Making an impact. A Journey to greater impact highlights six organisations at the forefront of impact measurement in the UK and the US.

Note we will be handing our materials on the day of the event too.


If you would like to send several staff members to this workshop, it could be cheaper and more effective to have a workshop tailored specifically for your charity. To find out more, please contact Rebecca Goodbourn at

 Lots of good topics. Very useful in looking at methods of measuring impact.


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The Venue

NPC's offices, 3rd Floor, 185 Park Street, London SE1 9BL
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