Measuring the Good, our flagship programme, is a practical and structured approach designed to support small charities, community groups and social enterprises to understand, measure and manage their social impact.
Delivered in partnership with Volunteering Matters, each organisation is matched to a skilled volunteer coach who works through a six-step process, acting as an independent facilitator. Every match is overseen and managed by our team.
– Focus and deliver on your organisation’s purpose.
– Get your head around impact measurement and management.
– Collect more meaningful data to improve decision-making.
– Build on the good work you do, communicate to stakeholders and motivate your staff.
– Navigate the jargon and access useful impact measurement tools.
This programme is an opportunity for organisations to develop an impact strategy that reflects their mission, values and future ambitions. This is likely to include a theory of change and an impact measurement framework with clearly defined metrics and corresponding data collection methods.
Small organisations recognise the importance of measuring the difference they make, but often struggle to find the time and headspace to make any lasting progress.
Measuring the Good will give you a structure and a helping hand to focus on developing and improving your organisation’s impact practice.
Our trained volunteer coaches offer non-judgmental and practical support tailored to your organisation’s size, resources and impact needs. You don’t need to know anything about impact measurement, data analysis or reporting before you start.
Past participants have used their learnings to improve service delivery, communicate better with stakeholders and win funding.
The process is also a great way to engage staff, volunteers and service users, helping them understand how their work makes a difference.
The programme is ideally suited to small organisations with annual incomes of less than £1m. We usually work with the organisation’s CEO or a senior manager and encourage the support of staff and a designated trustee.
The programme is designed to take into account the day-to-day pressures of running a small organisation.
The timeline is deliberately flexible with projects taking between 7 and 12 months to complete.
The programme fee is £900 with a small number of bursaries available.
We also have a number of Funder Plus partnerships. If you are already supported by Lloyds Bank Foundation, NatWest Social and Community Capital or Catch 22 you may be eligible for a funded place on the programme.