Evidence and shared impact measurement
Shared measurement is about learning together. It starts with asking: How can I compare the impact of our work with other charities who do similar things? How can I compare the impact of funding compared with other funders? And what’s the best way for charities to build an evidence base together?
We think charities and funders have a lot to learn from one another about what works, and that for many, there is a lack of robust evidence to underpin their work. We also know evaluation is hard and that the resources and capacity just aren’t there.
Shared measurement offers charities and funders who share similar goals an exciting opportunity to collect and/or share similar types of data to build a better understanding about what works and how charities in a particular sector are creating social change.
With Covid-19 forcing charities to work together, now is a good time to consider what we can learn from each other and what impact we have collectively.
There are different ways charities and funders can do shared measurement. Read our guidance on shared measurement and find out more about the collaborative projects we’ve worked on. If you want to find our more or you’re unsure where to start, we’d love to hear from you.
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Featured resources and commentary on shared measurement
Towards an evidence-led social sector
NPC believes that the effective use of evidence increases charities’ positive impact. But this potential is unrealised because good practices and systems are lacking. Here we set out what it looks like to use evidence effectively and suggest ways to achieve it.
Strength in numbers: The power of shared measurement
Andrew Weston reflects upon the launch event of Inspiring Impact's new shared measurement report.
Shared measurement: Greater than the sum of its parts
Exploring how shared measurement approaches are shaping services and improving impact, featuring Age UK Wakefield District, ASCOT, Citizens Advice, Home-Start UK, PCOC, SafeLives Insights and Outcomes Stars.
Finding the overlap of interests between civil society and government
Andrew Hudson reflects on the relationships between civil society and government following NPC's series of essays on Charities and the State
Jonathan Breckon: Where next for the impact and what works agenda?
To mark our 20th birthday, we spoke with Jonathan Breckon to ask: Where next for the impact and what works agenda?
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