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Scottish charities face many of the same challenges as their peers across the UK, but operate in a different context, and do not always have the opportunity to access and learn about good practice from the rest of the UK. Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) ensures that Inspiring Impact products are accessible and appropriate for Scottish organisations, and applies the lessons from Inspiring Impact’s work to the Scottish context.

To see Inspiring Impact Northern Ireland’s latest publications and resources, please visit their website.

Involving users in shaping services

Published2nd February
Pages18
Estimated reading time20 minutes

This guide gives handy tips and examples on how to start involving users to help shape your services.

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Insights and lessons from five statutory sector demonstration project

Published18th January
This Shared Learning paper outlines the findings from a pilot to test Inspiring Impact’s key resources in a practical setting with range of statutory funders of the sector. During the pilot, five public funders supported demonstration projects in applying an impact approach. This paper outlines the pilot, and outlines the...
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Preliminary insights and lessons from the Northern Ireland VCSE support programm

Published18th January
This Shared Learning paper provides documents a programme of support for the Northern Ireland Voluntary and Community Sector using Inspiring Impact resources. The VSCE support programme recruited 13 organisations to be impact champions and, using their sector networks, these organisations engaged 180 groups to work with the main Inspiring Impact...
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Building a movement: Review of the Inspiring Impact programme

Published18th January
To mark the programme’s third anniversary, NPC conducted a review of Inspiring Impact on behalf of the programme’s partners to outline our progress so far and highlight opportunities for future development.
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Good practice case studies

Published18th January
Learning from examples is a key part of improving your own impact practice. This report from Evaluation Support Scotland profiles three organisations with a pioneering approach to impact measurement to help others identify what good impact measurement looks like.
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A process report for JET Northern Ireland

Published18th January
This paper explains how NPC worked with the Northern Ireland NEETs Forum, DEL, and partners in Inspiring Impact Northern Ireland to customise the JET Framework for a Northern Irish context. We provide information on our approach; additional outcomes; the pilot organisations; feedback; and next steps.
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The Journey to Employment

Published18th January

This framework is designed to help organisations that work with young people to understand and
measure the impact they have on a young person’s journey to employment.

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The Journey to Employment (JET) Framework for Northern Ireland

Published18th January
This framework helps organisations working with young people in Northern Ireland to understand and measure the impact they have on the journey to employment. NPC worked in partnership with Northern Ireland’s NEETs forum, the Building Change Trust and Inspiring Impact Northern Ireland to add additional outcomes specific to a Northern...
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Blueprint for shared measuremt

Published18th January
Shared measurement is when charities and social enterprises that are working towards similar goals reach a common understanding of what to measure and develop the tools to do so. The Blueprint for shared measurement explores successful shared measurement approaches and the associated benefits and challenges.
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The future of shared measurement

Published18th January
This report reviews developments in shared measurement following Inspiring Impact’s Blueprint for shared measurement and identifies opportunities for embedding shared measurement approaches in new sectors.
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