Once you know what your findings mean, use them to review and improve your work, and communicate your impact.
The fourth step in the cycle is Review. This is when the results of your evaluation are in and you’ve analysed what they mean. Now you need to apply them to your work, so you can make decisions about your programme or service, while telling a clear and cohesive story about your impact.
In this section, we provide advice and practical worksheets on the following aspects of reviewing, improving, and sharing your impact:
Working with your findings to improve impact
- Interpret your findings – How can you identify conclusions and lessons from your data?
- Improve your work – How can you use your findings to improve your work?
Communicating your findings
- Share your findings – What’s the best way to share your findings and learning with stakeholders?
- Produce an impact report – how can you communicate your value through an impact report?
- Visualise your data – How can you visualise your data to tell a clearer story?
This webpage has been adapted from the Inspiring Impact programme, which ran from 2011 until early 2022 and supported voluntary organisations to improve their impact practice. More information about the Inspiring Impact programme.
The cycle of good impact practice
What an organisation does to plan, understand, communicate, and improve the difference it makes in the world.Read More
A glossary of the most commonly used terms, so you can be in the know as you navigate your way through the cycle of good impact practice.Read More
Data diagnostic questionnaire
Complete this free and simple questionnaire to receive a tailored report on what data to collect and how.Read More