Monitoring and evaluation

It’s really important that we monitor what we’re doing and measure the impact our work is having – for ourselves, our beneficiaries, our funders and other stakeholders. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting – what’s the difference between Outputs, Outcomes and Impact? Where do I start?

There’s a lot of information out there about monitoring and evaluation – here are some examples that we’ve found useful:

NCVO  Evaluation: learn how to develop effective impact and evaluation practices in your organisation

NPC (New Philanthropy Capital)  Starting to measure your impact

National Lottery Community Fund Guidance on tracking progress and Tools to help you gather and use evidence and learning

Charities Evaluation Services Resource Guide: Evaluating Outcomes and Impact pdf