The Pathway strand is for charities, social enterprises and community businesses that are new to impact management.
Using a co-design approach we are designing a support service which will guide you through the stages of impact management so you can get started without expensive bespoke support. This will be an iterative process of prototyping, testing and refining and we plan to work with 100+ organisations.
The user-centred approach of co-design will ensure our process is validated and that the outputs are usable and appropriate to real sector needs. We are planning sessions across location/regions and also for organisations working in specific thematic area such as housing, education, ageing, employment and gender.
The first stage is a series of interactive co-design workshops run by our partners Hactar. They include exercises in small groups to map stakeholders, projects, outputs and methods and then identify needs for support in terms of tools and processes. Each session will involve lots of discussions and post it notes!
Following these sessions, we expect to follow up with most of the participants to get further feedback or help with reviewing and testing work in progress. Depending on what you tell us you need, we might host further events or networks to help you.
- Increase your understanding of how to measure and manage your impact.
- Share your experience and needs to help shape the programme.
- Ensure the support developed is user-friendly and fit for purpose.
- Learn from and collaborate with others in your sector.
- Work with experts in the field.
What support is available?
We are keen to hear from lots of different organisations so to help make this possible we have funds available to cover reasonable travel costs and other expenses as needed. We will pay £300 to those organisations that attend a co-design session and further payments may be agreed depending on the level of involvement.