On Monday 12th March 2018, a suite of free impact management tools will become available for charities and social enterprises across the UK and beyond. The tools will be hosted online by the Impact Management Programme, a joint venture of New Philanthropy Capital, NCVO, Impetus-PEF, Social Investment Business, Social Enterprise UK, Social Value UK and the design agency Hactar.
Developed over 15 months, the tools and website have benefited from the involvement of over 100 charities and social enterprises from across England in a co-design process. Drawing from charities experience with limited time and resources, a five minute ‘Data Diagnostic’ has been created will provide tailored recommendations for what data an organisation could collect and how to collect it.
Olive Quinton, CEO of Lofty Height’s CIC and a co-designer of the website said;
“We are really looking forward to using the tools provided especially as we are in the process of planning a new project. It looks crisp and clean and easy to use and it’s great to see that those of us involved had our views taken on board.”
The website is particularly aimed at small or medium charities who don’t have dedicated impact management staff. Feedback from the co-design process has been clear that practitioners want clear next steps and small takeaways from resources and tools and this is what the project provides.
Rob Abercrombie, Director of Research & Consulting at NPC said;
“Staff in charities and social enterprises are experts of their own experiences and they understand the challenges of trying to improve programmes and services with limited resources better than anyone else. Our co-design work enabled over 100 people to make a creative contribution to this new approach to online impact management support.”