Inspiring Impact produces case studies, reviews and other publications to support charities with embedding impact measurement into their practice.
- The Code of Good Impact Practice was produced by our Inspiring Impact partner, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). The Code is the product of consultation with stakeholders from across the non-profit sector and aims to provide clear, broad, and agreed guidelines of good impact. You can find case studies of charities working the principles of the Code into their organisational practice in the follow-up publication: Putting the Code into Practice
- Are you leading for impact? explores the benefits – including how focusing on impact can help improve services, motivate frontline staff and reduce monitoring burdens – and weighs these against the costs of impact measurement.
- Funders’ principles and drivers of impact practice aims to provide a starting point for discussions and offer a framework for funders to consider their impact practice, upon which a bespoke approach can be built or developed further. This framework is designed to encourage good impact practice and to offer practical and useful guidance for funders, and to help funders promote good impact practice amongst the organisations and people they support.
Other Inspiring Impact resources
- Making the case for an impact approach
- Funders’ principles and drivers for good impact practice
- The Code of Good Impact Practice
- A Blueprint for Shared Measurement
- Measuring Up! – free online tool to assess your organisation’s impact practice
- Impact Hub – a one-stop shop for impact resources
- Video introducing Measuring Up! and Impact Hub
- Building a movement – evaluation report
- Involving users in shaping services Feb. 2018
The Inspiring Impact publications page is updated regularly with new material, so why not have a browse?
Inspiring Impact Scotland resources
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Inspiring Impact Case Study: A Good Practice Case Study Report – What good impact measurement looks like
This case study features interviews with individuals from Scottish charities who are responsible for measuring the impact of their organisation’s work.
Inspiring Impact Case Study – Circle
Circle is a Scottish charity working at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland. Their aim is to support the most disadvantaged and difficult-to-engage children and families to improve
Inspiring Impact Case Study: Children 1st
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s charity. They help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens,
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: Evaluating the Festival City Volunteers project
Written by Marion Findlay, Volunteer Edinburgh, this case study shows how volunteers can be part of your evaluation. The project’s funders wanted strong evidence of the impact of health and
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. They formed
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. There is a staff team
Inspiring Impact Case Study: The Robertson Trust
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland. The Trust aims to improve the quality of life and realises the potential of people and communities in Scotland.