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Measuring and Reporting on Outcomes

Measuring impact is important for all Community Organisations: having a clear understanding of the impact of your work can help you to measure its value and enable you to shape future services.

The guides below provide a good overview of areas which might be of interest. Please select from the list below to find out more.

1. National Lottery Evaluation Guidance

Guidance produced by the National Lottery Community Fund to help voluntary organisations to understand self evaluation.

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2. Principles of Good Impact Reporting

Produced by ACEVO, Charity Finance Group, Institute of Fundraising, NCVO, New Philanthropy Capital, Small Charities Coalition and Social Enterprise UK, this guide sets out Principles of Good Impact Reporting, to help voluntary organisations tell their own story about impact.


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Inspiring Impact

This site is full of practical information for charities and social enterprises that are new to impact management. We know many organisations want to learn more about their impact, and this site will help you navigate the process step-by-step.

Infographics Toolkit – Re:Fresh Project

What is an infographic? The Infographics Toolkit was produced as part of the Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development Programme’s ‘Re:Fresh Project’ in Summer 2014 to help museums think about how they can advocate and share statistics, accomplishments, goals etc through digital illustration.

NCVO produce a range of online toolkits and information sheets to help voluntary organisations to learn how to develop effective impact and evaluation practices in your organisation.

NEF (New Economics Foundation) offer guidance and toolkits including a tool decider for performance management, which includes impact, as well as elements on data collection and analysis

Visualise Your Impact – Impactasaurus

Produce visualisations to demonstrate your impact.  Generate reports for a particular project, location or demographic using tags.

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