Where to start? A guide to Inspiring Impact’s resources

1. The relevant framework document

  • Charities

    The Code of Good Impact Practice presents 8 high-level principles to follow at each stage in the cycle of impact practice. You can use these principles to show others what good practice is and consider how you will live up to them as fully as possible.

  • Funders

    Funders’ Principles and Drivers of Good Impact Practice helps to develop your understanding of the relevance of the impact practice cycle to your organisation. Funders should note that this can apply to their own impact practice as well as how they support their grantees and investees to encourage good impact practice.

2. Are you Leading for Impact?

Are you leading for Impact? will help you reflect on how far the leadership of your organisation is focused on impact. You can draw out the most relevant examples for your discussions with the management team and board.

3. Measuring Up!

Use Measuring Up! to assess your impact practice, develop an action plan, and make progress against that plan.

4. Putting the Code into Practice

Putting the Code into Practice will help you learn from others about the challenges you might face and how to deal with them.

5. Blueprint for Shared Measurement

When you develop your impact practice we recommend:
i) checking whether a common framework exists in your sector; and
ii) working towards a common framework with others if possible.
Blueprint for Shared Measurement explores different shared measurement approaches, assesses which have been most successful and identifies the critical success factors.

6. The Impact Hub

The Impact Hub is a one-stop shop for impact resources and tools. You can filter by category, sector, format or cost and/or search keywords, individual resource names or features to identify those that best fit with your needs.

7. Return to Measuring Up!

If you return to Measuring Up! six months after your initial assessment, you can reflect on what has improved, and think about next steps using an updated action plan.