Thanks to National Lottery funding, the Inspiring Impact programme has launched a new website which will offer a suite of free how-to guides and self-assessment tools for small and medium charities to help them understand and increase their impact. It will hold resources from across the sector, with everything from research reports and diagnostic tools, to outcomes frameworks and surveys.
These tools and resources have been codesigned with 200 charities and social enterprises, so that the support available is responsive and relevant to organisations trying to improve their work with limited resources. This includes the Data Diagnostic, a 5-minute questionnaire that provides tailored recommendations about what data to collect, which has already been used by over 600 people to review their data collection methods.
The website is particularly aimed at small or medium charities who don’t have dedicated impact management staff and the content aims to help individuals to identify the practical steps people can take to improve their practice.