Funders are missing an opportunity. Supporting charities to focus on the impact of their work can help both funders and grantees better understand the difference they are making and build skills in monitoring and evaluation. Helping grantees focus on impact, which is part of the National Performance Progamme, highlights different ways some grantmakers are already offering this support, and suggests how all funders might think through their approach in order to make it as effective as possible.
There are a number of questions all funders can ask themselves. This includes taking into account your aims for the support, the principles or values that guide your approach, as well as practical considerations, such as cost, and the needs of grantees.
Sarah Hedley, report author