Charity Impact Measurement
Expert advice, case studies and good practice in how charities can measure and communicate their impact.
The Third Sector Research Centre, set up six years ago, has lost nearly all its funding and £7m has been awarded to a programme to study civil society. Andy Hillier reports
Poor impact measurement means charities can't tell if campaigning methods are effective, NPC report says
Charities should improve and better measure the effect of their campaigning work in order to defend themselves from detractors, according to the think tank
In its paper, the think tank (Dan Corry, chief executive, pictured) says the activity need not be overly complicated if charities consider four priorities
In a perfect world, every charity would achieve maximum impact and there would be no inefficiency; but our world is populated by wonderfully imperfect people, writes our columnist
Funded by the Cabinet Office and the Big Lottery Fund among others, the tools will be a huge boost, says Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society
Measuring effectiveness is a growing priority for charities, but questions abound. David Ainsworth looks at the methodologies and Andy Hillier talks to charities that have put them into practice
It is possible to measure soft outcomes and it's not as expensive as you might think, says Sonia Sodha, head of policy and strategy at the Social Research Unit at Dartington
Knowing which of the methodologies to use is the first hurdle, says the chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition in an online commentary
After a decade of stirring up the sector, Martin Brookes is leaving New Philanthropy Capital and returning to the City. Sylvia Rowley assesses his legacy and looks at where the think tank goes from here
Detailed evidence can be expensive and unnecessary, says our columnist
Martin Brookes was right to talk about assessing impact, but failed to address the most difficult cases, says our columnist
New Philanthropy Capital this year berated charities for their poor record on measuring performance. Paul Jump talks to three organisations that are trying to improve
Small charities and voluntary organisations will be able to put their green credentials to the test with an updated version of the sector's most widely used performance measurement system.
Measuring 'soft outcomes' is difficult but worthwhile - your efforts will pay off when you report back to funders
The consultant and former director of the Impact Coalition says charities should clarify the business they are in and tell the public more about it
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