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Inspiring Impact is a UK-wide collaborative programme, working with the charity sector to help organisations know what to measure and how to measure.


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Featured Publications

Shared measurement: Greater than the sum of its parts

Three years on from the Blueprint for shared measurement, we have re-visited some of the approaches featured in the report—as well as identifying new examples—to highlight how shared measurement data is being used to drive change and improvement. Download the report >

Building a movement: Review of the Inspiring Impact programme

To mark the three years since the programme’s launch and to look ahead to the next the next three years, NPC have conducted a review of Inspiring Impact on behalf of the programme’s partners. Building a movement summarises the review’s findings, outlines the progress of the Inspiring Impact programme so far, and highlights opportunities for the future development of the programme. Download the report >

The Journey to Employment (JET) Framework for Northern Ireland

This framework helps organisations that work with young people in Northern Ireland to understand and measure the impact they have on the journey to employment. It is an adapted version of New Philanthropy Capital’s (NPC) Journey to Employment (JET) Framework for Great Britain, developed by NPC in partnership with Northern Ireland’s NEETs forum, the Building Change Trust and Inspiring Impact Northern Ireland. Read more and download the report >

The Code of Good Impact Practice

The Code of Good Impact Practice provides broad, agreed guidelines for focusing on impact. It sets out a cycle of impact practice and a series of high level principles to follow. Each principle includes a brief description of how your impact practice would look if you were applying the principle, an explanation of why it is important and some ideas about how to implement it. We are delighted to announce that the Code has also now been translated for our Welsh speaking colleagues. Read more and download the report >

Funders’ principles and drivers of good impact practice

Funders have a critical role to play in shaping behaviour around impact practice. Their approach and support strongly influences practice among their grantees and investees. 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. Read more and download the report >


News & Events

Blog: The power of peer support

In this blog, Patty Lozano-Casal of Evaluation Support Scotland explains why her organisation champions peer support, and why it is so crucial to embedding impact practice across the sector.

Blog: Taking our own advice—Embedding impact practice across our organisation

Dr Cassy Rutherford from the Robertson Trust, Scotland’s largest independent grant-maker, explains in this blog why her organisation is going through a transformation to better understand the impact they have.

Event: Shared Measurement Report Launch, 11 February 2016

The event will launch a new report on the benefits of shared measurement. A couple of years on from Blueprint for shared measurement, we have re-visited some of the organisations featured in the Blueprint, as well as interviewing others. We have found that data from shared measurement approaches is driving change and improvement and we hope sharing experiences will inspire more organisations to consider it. Read more >

News: Helping small organisations measure their impact

Sported, a membership organisation for UK sports charities, helped 20 of its member groups to sign up to Inspiring Impact’s Code of Good Impact Practice, complete the Measuring Up! online self-assessment tool, and develop an ‘Impact Practice Action Plan’ for their individual organisations. To help other organisations who may be considering doing the same, Sported share their experience. Read more >

News: New funding announced! 

We’re delighted to announce that the Inspiring Impact programme will receive £600,000 from the Big Lottery Fund over the next three years. The funding will be used to expand the reach of the free tools and resources developed in the first phase of this programme since 2012, and to develop ‘impact champions’ who will spread best practice to national organisations across the UK. Read more >

News: To Northern Ireland and beyond!

My Irish mother would be very pleased with me: I think I’m falling in love with Northern Ireland. Not only does it have beautiful landscape, friendly people and an excellent Titanic exhibition, but it’s seriously thinking about what it can do to help young people find and keep a good job. Read more >


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