Welcome to Inspiring Impact – the place for online impact resources
Inspiring Impact is a UK-wide collaborative programme, working with the charity sector to help organisations know what to measure and how to measure.
Tell us what you think
As we near the end of our first three years, we would like to gather feedback on our resources so we can improve our work in the future. We would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete this survey by Monday 30 March.
It is likely to take around 15 minutes and all answers will be treated confidentially. You will also be given the option to enter our prize draw. We will select three names at random and send each winner a £20 multi-store gift voucher. Thanks in advance for your input!
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
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 >
News: The practice of change
Theory of change is a tremendous tool for the sector, one that helps guide strategy and evaluation to see an overall improvement in impact. And yet, in the midst of this vogue for theories, are we focusing enough attention on the other side of the coin—the practice of change? Read more >
News: The journey to employment continues
It’s been quite a journey. Ever since we launched the first version of the Journey to Employment (JET) framework in May last year, we’ve been inundated with interest from youth organisations using it to measure their impact. Over the past year, we’ve been busy holding roundtables, talking to experts and piloting the framework with a range of organisations—Acknowledging Youths, Blackpool Council, Cambridge House, East London Business Alliance (ELBA), Fluency and vInspired. Now we’ve launched a refreshed version, incorporating new outcomes and measures based on feedback from these different activities. Read more >