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  • What difference are we making? Understanding and assessing impact.

    In the current economic climate proving and improving your impact can be the key to securing funding and ensuring the survival of your organisation. Learn how to measure the difference you're making by collecting evidence, identifying your outcomes and outputs, and setting performance indicators.

  • Measuring your social return on investment - beginners' guide to SROI

    Prove your organisation’s impact with this introductory course to social return on investment from Social Value UK (formerly the SROI Network). Whether you’re seeking new funding or simply want to ensure your day to day activities connect to your objectives, SROI can help you understand, manage and quantify the value you are creating.

  • What difference are we making? Understanding and assessing impact.

    In the current economic climate proving and improving your impact can be the key to securing funding and ensuring the survival of your organisation. Learn how to measure the difference you're making by collecting evidence, identifying your outcomes and outputs, and setting performance indicators.

  • How to write an evaluation report

    Writing an evaluation report helps you share key findings and recommendations with internal and external stakeholders. A report can be used to suggest changes to how you work, to communicate your value to funders, or to share good practice with other organisations. It can also be the starting point for reporting in creative formats . You will need: data that you have collected and analysed an understanding of the people who will be reading your report helpful colleagues to read your drafts.

  • How to be a resilient organisation

    How can you improve your organisation’s effectiveness and competitiveness in this tough economic climate? Whether you’re a senior manager or a board member, this course helps you get out of fire-fighting mode so you can look at the big picture. Learn how to assess your environment, define your markets and plan steps to increase your organisation’s impact and resilience.

  • How to be involved in impact as a trustee of a small charity

    The ultimate responsibility of trustees is to ensure that a charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit. So understanding the difference that your organisation is making is at the heart of being an effective trustee. But too often boards don’t have or don’t use meaningful impact data to inform their decision making. As a trustee of a smaller organisation, how can you practically support the development of an impact culture and help to your charity to further achieve its mission? Here are six simple steps:

  • How to Evaluate your Local Area

    All Fair Share Trust (FST) Local Agents are required to undertake evaluations as part of the programme. The purpose of FST local evaluation is threefold: 1. for funded groups – to celebrate and raise profile; 2. for Local Agents – to assess work done and measure impact; 3. for CFN – to share learning & highlight recommendations for future funding. Around the network, a variety of methods have been used and lessons learned which will be helpful for Local Agents and any funders or groups looking to evaluate the work they have done. This document looks at some of this learning from around the network.

  • Basics on managing change

    Steps, tips and information to help you manage change effectively.

  • How to collect qualitative data the easy way

    Numbers don't tell the whole story. Give your monitoring and evaluation a boost by getting input from the people who matter.

  • How to Collect Quantitative Data the Easy Way

    Monitoring and evaluation is important for project management and maintaining donor relations (for example by demonstrating impact).  Here's how to make data collection easy in any organisation.

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