Charity Impact Measurement
Expert advice, case studies and good practice in how charities can measure and communicate their impact.
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
Charities must get better at measuring their impact, says Simon Hebditch
- Impact measurement 'should enhance mission, not raise funds or generate PR'
- More than half of charities are measuring impact of all their activities, according to survey
- Big Lottery Fund backs think tank's impact measurement scheme with £280,000
- Sector needs to demonstrate effects of cuts more quickly, says report
- Government 'should not dictate' over impact measurement
- Impact measurement improvement body starts today
- Sir Stuart Etherington calls for careful handling of impact measurement
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- Director of Fundraising (maternity cover) Help the Hospices circa £70,000, Kings Cross, London
- Business Development Manager Shelter £37,509 per annum, plus excellent benefits , London, EC1
- Head of Policy & Communications PFRA (Public Fundraising Regulatory Association Ltd) c£50,000, SE1 0NZ
- Senior Consultant GatenbySanderson Competitive , London
- Chief Executive Officer The Matthew Project £41,282 - £47,420 pa, NR2 1DX
- New Philanthropy Capital says charities' costs are an unreliable indicator of efficiency
- We could scrap the Charity Commission, says Labour's Margaret Hodge
- Charity Commission is failing in its key roles, says National Audit Office
- BLF sets up £150m community enterprise fund
- HMRC did not act on £1m of Gift Aid claimed wrongly 'in order to avoid embarrassment'
- Regulator 'too passive' in approach to Cup Trust, says report
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