Are you collecting the right data?

Collecting data about your projects isn’t just about gathering as much as possible, it’s about collecting the *right* data. To maximise the beneficial outcomes of your policies and to make the most effective use of your organisation’s resources you need to have accurate data about the causes and effects of the problems your organisation is […]
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What Are Funders Looking For in Impact Evaluation?

Finally, it’s finished. After months of hard work from you and your team you’ve finished the Big Project. But it’s not time to celebrate just yet, you still need to evaluate the impact of the project. Your funders want to know that their money is being used as effectively as possible – and that’s where […]
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“Measuring Impact” Podcast

It was a great pleasure to sit down with Dolph Goldenburg from the Successful Non-Profits consultancy to discuss how to measure impact.Dolph really got me thinking about why it is important for non-profits to measure their impact, and how to overcome anxieties over data and their analyses. For me it is about using data to tell the story of the impacts that non-profits are achieving.
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How Rigorous Impact Evaluation Can Improve Social Impact Bonds

In recent years, Social Impact Bonds are being increasingly used by the British government to deliver public services via outcomes based commissioning. They are also becoming increasingly common in the U.S. By linking payments to good outcomes for society, SIBs are used not only to provide better value for money, but also as a driver of public sector reform. In the words of guidance pub
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