About Inspiring Impact
Inspiring Impact was a UK-wide partnership that aimed to change the way the UK voluntary sector thought about impact. The programme, which ran from 2012-2022, provided free online resources, peer learning networks, and grant funding, so organisations could plan, understand, and improve their impact.
As the Inspiring Impact Scotland partner, Evaluation Support Scotland ran an annual programme of free impact networking events for people in third sector organisations and funders.
For reports and resources from past Scotland events please see the past events page.
We also produced a number of Inspiring Impact resources:
Inspiring Impact case study: Getting colleagues on board with evaluation
This case study tells the story of how Changeworks, one of Scotland’s largest environmental charities, got colleagues on board to embed their evaluation systems through the whole organisation.
Inspiring Impact Case study: Embedding evaluation – Harnessing the enthusiasm of staff to make evaluation stick
This case study from Royal Society of Edinburgh is about taking a whole organisational approach to embedding evaluation. Read it if your organisation wants to understand the impact of what it does.
Inspiring Impact Case Study: Circle
Circle is a Scottish charity working at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland. Read to find out how Inspiring Impact helped Circle improve their impact practice.
Inspiring Impact Case Study: Children 1st
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s charity. Read to find out how Inspiring Impact helped Children 1st improve their impact practice.
Inspiring Impact Case Study: Macrobert Arts Centre
Macrobert Arts Centre, based on the University of Stirling campus, offers a busy programme of live, film and creative learning events across the Forth Valley. Read to find out how Inspiring Impact help them improve their impact practice.
Inspiring Impact Case Study: The Robertson Trust
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland. Read to find out how Inspiring Impact help them improve their impact practice.
Inspiring Impact Case Study: Evaluating the Festival City Volunteers project
Written by Marion Findlay, Volunteer Edinburgh, this case study shows how volunteers can be part of your evaluation.
Choosing a data management system for your organisation: Frontline perspective
This paper by Inspiring Impact offers honest insights from organisations to highlight practical challenges encountered by others, help others navigate the process and avoid common pitfalls, and ensure they consider all the options.