NCVO Charities Evaluation Services
NCVO Charities Evaluation Services helps voluntary organisations and their funders with practical impact measurement and evaluation. We provide consultancy, training and information to put you in a much better position to improve your work, raise your profile and achieve more for your cause. Our expertise comes from over 25 years of working with the voluntary sector.
Our popular, interactive outcome and impact training courses are led by experts. You’ll complete practical evaluation planning work that you can apply immediately.
We support organisations to identify the difference they want to make, using a theory of change or other suitable approaches. This type of impact planning can help you focus your organisation’s strategy, plan how to use your resources efficiently, and communicate the value of what you do – as well as forming the basis for your evaluation.
Our consultancy can help you build an outcome and impact measurement approach and skills that will last. We can help you collect information, use it to improve your work, and communicate the difference you’re making to help secure funding. Our aim is that you can do your own evaluation once our support has finished.
We can provide an objective assessment of your work for organisational learning, programme development, or to enable you to report to your funders. We have independently evaluated over three hundred voluntary sector programmes, services and campaigns.
We support funders to plan and review their impact so they can develop funding programmes and make more effective and targeted funding decisions. We can also provide impact training programmes or consultancy for your funded organisations, so you receive better data on the difference your money makes.
NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit is home to our free information to help you plan evaluation, develop a theory of change, collect outcomes and impact data, and more.
Resources to help you improve the way you measure impact are also available from Inspiring Impact – a UK-wide, ten-year collaboration (between NCVO Charities Evaluation Services and others), which aims to improve impact measurement in the non-profit sector.
Practical Monitoring and Evaluation, our popular and comprehensive guide to monitoring and evaluation in the voluntary sector, is available to buy.
See what impact and evaluation projects we've worked on, and what our clients say.