Evaluation methods and tools
Asking two simple questions can give you feedback about what works for people and how to make it even better.
Body maps can be used as a creative way of evaluating your project.
This method is a simple means for writing down service users’ actual words.
This tool has been designed to record changes you make to how you run your project as you go along.
People are invited to pick a card in response to a specific question or idea.
Creative or expressive writing isn’t for everyone but it can be a very powerful both activity and evaluation tool.
Emotional touchpoints are used to identify key points in people’s experiences of services.
Creative and flexible tool to collect information on outcomes in a simple and accessible manner.
Facilitated discussion to investigate people’s perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes.
One to one discussion to investigate people’s perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes.
This template of a journey helps you to think about the different stages of your project.
Keeping a simple record of your meetings allows you to more easily note evidence of outcomes as you go.
Staff or volunteers observe clients taking part in activities and record information to evidence outcomes.
Paper-based list of questions with space to record answers.
Relationship maps are a way of understanding friendship networks and relationships.
Image based tool designed to find out about people’s interaction with their environment or local services.
A sticky wall is one way to collect qualitative feedback about outcomes from a large group. It can be particularly ...
Simple statements which act as prompts for discussion or sharing experiences.
This method uses textures to represent how someone feels about one or more topics.
In a time of rapid change, we have to respond more quickly and learn as we go.
This method sheet shows you how to make use of the information you collect during everyday practice.
ESS has developed this resource for those organisations who have recently adapted their service in light of COVID-19.
Social media can be a good source for unsolicited feedback that can supplement other evidence.
This visual tool can help participants reflect on their current situation and to help start discussions on next steps.
A curated list of useful resources for UK charities brought to you by the SCVO Digital Team.
The embedding evaluation wheel is a diagnostic tool to help you assess the progress of embedding evaluation in your organisation.
This template is a simple tool to help you plan your monitoring and evaluation.
Inspiring Impact have developed a nationwide Impact Hub containing a wide range of resources relevant to improving impact practice.
Impactasaurus is an online tool for recording, monitoring and reporting on soft outcomes.
This interactive template can be used to create your own logic model for your project or organisation.
The Koala (KnOwledge And Learning evAluation) tool from ImaginationLancaster, University of Lancaster will give you feedback about facilitated workshops and ...
Created by Inspiring Impact, is a step by step self-assessment tool that helps to improve the review of organisations' impact ...
Mentimeter is a free online tool which can be used to gather baseline information and feedback from participants on the ...
The Outcomes Star™ is a unique tool for supporting and measuring change when working with vulnerable people. It is widely ...
Quirkos is a qualitative analysis software package which has been developed by social researchers to allow researchers to visually analyse ...
This template sets out what most funders are looking for in reports.
Find out how well you are evaluating what you do with this simple assessment tool.
A guide to using social media to capture learning and discussion at event.
www.surveymonkey.com which is an online survey tool. You can also pay to create more complicated surveys and to access the ...
The Blob Tree developed by Ian Long and Pip Wilson can be used as an evaluation tool. It has been ...
This fun board game designed by Leapfrogtools to get feedback in a playful way.
The Rickter Scale® is a flexible, multi-sensory assessment process, designed specifically to measure soft outcomes and distance travelled.
This free online tool helps to make a theory of change look good.
This tool from MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC - a disability led Social Enterprise. You might use it to get feedback ...
Upshot is a paid for performance management system, designed to help organisations delivering and funding community based projects, manage, monitor and ...
This tool can help you to clarify the impact you want to make and separate your aims, outcomes and activities. ...
The 'Evaluation Declaration' health check tool helps funders think about the way they undertake monitoring and evaluation and their relationships ...
This ladder was adapted by Kevin Callaghan from Cyrenians in West Lothian to use with the service users he works ...
Wordle creates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater weight to words that appear more frequently ...