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Becoming visible: Operating standards for community organisations

The standards were developed for use by community organisations in England and Wales, but have general relevance for village halls, community centres and flats, resource centres and arts or sports facilities in Scotland. There are seven key elements in the VISIBLE standards: Voice, Independent, Service, Initiator, Builder, Local and Engage. ...

How good is our Third Sector Organisation?

'How good is our third sector organisation?' (HGIOTSO) is a self-evaluation resource created to support the third sector to evaluate their performance and to identify priorities for action. The resource can be used by anyone in the third sector: volunteer, worker or other stakeholder. It is designed to support third ...

LEAP - A model for participatory planning and evaluation in community learning and development (2007)

LEAP stands for Learning, Evaluation and Planning. There are a number of versions of the LEAP framework. This online resource looks at LEAP for Community Learning and Development. It examines why you might find LEAP useful and how you can apply it in different situations.

Measuring Effectiveness: Self-evaluation Toolkit for the national network of Councils for Voluntary Services

This toolkit was devised for (English) Councils of Voluntary Service. It presents a six step guide to self-evaluation, from clarifying aims & objectives; identifying outcomes & outputs; indicators; planning monitoring & evaluation; and collecting the information, to use of the findings. The toolkit provides examples of aims, outcomes and indicators, ...

Prove it - Measuring the effect of neighbourhood renewal on local people (2000)

The handbook briefly explains ‘social capital’ and strives to incorporate it into a framework for evaluation. Free to download on-line (N.B. This is a large file and may take some time to download).

Toolkit to Measure The Added Value of Voluntary and Community Based Activity (2006)

The toolkit is intended to enable both funders and the voluntary sector to demonstrate community benefit. It identifies three dimensions of social capital, linking, bridging and bonding. It introduces outcomes and indicators against which the level of each type of social capital can be measured.