1 Mar 2018
WCVA is delighted to be working with Inspiring Impact, a collaborative programme to help third sector organisations improve their impact practice.
Inspiring Impact aims
to change the way the sector thinks about impact and make high
quality impact measurement the norm.
So what will it look like when high quality impact measurement
practice is the norm?
- Charities and social enterprises routinely plan, measure,
assess, and improve their work on the basis of their impact.
- Funders seek to increase their impact by using impact data to
allocate resources and improve practice.
- Evidence about effective interventions is widely available and
regularly used to inform policy and practice.
- Effective interventions lead to significant and sustainable
improvements to the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people
who benefit from charity and social enterprise services.
We are working in partnership with our County Voluntary Council
(CVC) Partners to disseminate training on impact practice and
creating a theory of change.
Tools to support good impact practice
WCVA has made some of the Inspiring Impact tools available in
Welsh and English.
The Code of Good Impact Practice
The Code sets out a cycle of good impact practice and eight 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.
Download the Code:
Up! is a free, step-by-step self-assessment tool that allows
you to review and improve your organisation's impact practice -
that is, the way you plan, evidence, communicate and learn from the
difference that your work makes.
You can register to access the English version of Measuring Up!,
on the Inspiring Impact website here
If you would like to use a Welsh language version, please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org We
are asking organisations to request a copy so we can track how the
tool is being used.
Have you already made progress on measuring your impact?
Get in touch!
We want to hear from organisations in Wales that are already
working on their impact practice and would be interested in joining
a new group that we hope will develop into an impact champions
network for Wales.
Want to hear more?
Come along to our Inspiring Impact session at Gofod 3 on