NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

NCVO Charities Evaluation Services helps voluntary organisations, volunteering programmes 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.

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Theory of change and impact planning

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.

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Support to measure your impact

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.

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Independent evaluations

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.

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Funders, commissioners and investors

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.

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Free information

NCVO Knowhow 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.

Who we've worked with

See what impact and evaluation projects we've worked on, and what our clients say.

Contact us

Find out how we can help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call us on 020 7520 3193, or fill in our enquiry form to tell us about the support you need.

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