Tag: data

Maximise Your Impact: A Guide

This guide is written for people (primarily social entrepreneurs but it also applies much more widely) who want to maximise their positive impact and want a practical approach to help them do that. The key to this approach is ‘Impact Thinking’ and at its heart this means involving and being accountable to stakeholders, primarily those that you aim to support. It is about collecting data from stakeholders to improve the design of products or services […]

A guide to evaluation (Big Lottery Fund / National Lottery Community Fund)

Evaluation has many benefits for you and your project. It highlights your achievements as well as your areas for development, and helps you to progress towards your project outcomes. It gives you useful information to report to current or potential funders, and it helps you to improve the way you run your services. This brief guide will help you think about the benefits of evaluation and how to get started. It also provides links to additional […]

Stories and numbers: Collecting the right impact data

Choosing the correct impact data to collect can often be a confusing hurdle for charities faced with the constraints of limited resources. In September 2015 we hosted an event to try and demystify this topic, and to help attendees understand the best to approach impact data collection. This short briefing summarises advice from the speakers on the day, and draws on the experience of those in attendance. The main themes discussed were: the different types of impact […]

Data Cymru’s Guide to Evaluation

To support those undertaking evaluation, Data Cymru have launched an Evaluation Guide. Developed with support from national partners, the guide serves as an introduction to evaluation and sets out the key steps and factors that need to be considered when planning evaluation. The guide does not try to be the definitive source of information on evaluation. It seeks to cover the key concepts and terminology, including evaluation types, evidence bases and measuring options. It aims to convey […]

Storytelling and narratives

The storytelling equation The storytelling equation: DATA + STORY = KNOWLEDGE. “The facts are useful but not enough. The story is entertaining but not enough. Combine the two and you facilitate the transfer of knowledge between generations, workgroups and cultures.” http://www.arielgroup.com/blog/the-storytelling-equation/   Check out the method/tool factsheet within this report: A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being https://www.local.gov.uk/asset-approach-community-wellbeing-glass-half-full