Data, tools and systems

Charities, social enterprises and funders need access to the best data, tools and systems to measure their social impact well. Inspiring Impact aims to develop the infrastructure needed to ensure the sector can review, access and use the best quality data, tools and systems. This work is led by Substance.

> Inspiring Impact Hub

Impact measurement is currently hampered by the lack of a mature market for impact measurement tools—questionnaires, survey tools, or performance management systems. New tools are emerging that vary in quality and usability, and work is needed to bring the most robust and useful tools to the market. An increasing number of charities and social enterprises seek off-the-shelf tools and systems, but lack the skills to select the right one.

The demand is there and supply is growing too, but we need the infrastructure to help charities and social enterprises review relevant tools, make informed decisions about which are right for them, and purchase them in a smooth, efficient way.

Inspiring Impact Hub addresses this need by allowing you to browse and search for the resources you need to improve your impact practice.

If you have developed a tool, system, website, report, guidance or service that might be used to improve the impact practice of the UK voluntary sector or even if you know about or use such a resource, we’d like you to tell us all about it.

> Watch our short film to learn how Impact Hub can be used on its own or alongside Measuring Up!