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.

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Featured Publications

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 >

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