Impact and evaluation

Trusted Standard

Trusted Standard helps charities and voluntary organisations improve the quality of their work, and communicate that quality through accreditation

  • Governance
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Impact and evaluation

Creating partnerships for success

  • Collaboration
  • Impact and evaluation

Planning for tomorrow's workforce

  • Employing and managing staff
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: May 2022

  • Impact and evaluation

Respond, recover, reset: What the voluntary sector can learn from the past two years

  • Funding and income
  • Impact and evaluation
  • Responding to crises

How we delivered a programme evaluation with partners Rocket Science

  • Impact and evaluation
  • Collaboration

Charities' 'competitive behaviours' in contracting negatively impacting sector

  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: August 2022

In this edition, Sandy Chidley, senior consultant, spotlights opportunities in impact and evaluation and shares useful evaluation resources and training opportunities

  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: Autumn 2022

In this edition, Sandy Chidley, senior consultant, spotlights opportunities in impact and evaluation and shares useful evaluation resources and training opportunities

  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: Winter 2023

Evaluation consultant Carol Jennions looks at wellbeing evaluation and shares useful resources alongside some exciting new training opportunities

  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: Spring 2023

Evaluation consultant Lucy Lernelius takes a deep dive into measuring the impact of volunteering

  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: Summer 2023

Senior consultant, Sandy Chidley, runs through some recent work on ethical evaluation and shares useful evaluation events and training opportunities

  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: December 2023

The latest resources, events and training to help your organisation with its impact and evaluation

  • Impact and evaluation

Impact round-up: March 2024

Our latest impact and evaluation support, guidance and training

  • Impact and evaluation

What is evaluation?

Learn about what evaluation is and why it's important for your organisation

  • Impact and evaluation

The evaluation process

Learn about the how the process of evaluation works

  • Impact and evaluation

Theory of Change

Learn about Theory of Change as a process and a tool

  • Impact and evaluation

Understand the issue you need to focus on

Understanding the issues experienced by individuals or organisations you want to work with, people you want to influence, or environments you want to affect change in is the starting point for impact planning

  • Impact and evaluation

Writing an evaluation brief

Information you need before you write your evaluation brief and what to include once you get started

  • Impact and evaluation

Creating an evaluation budget

Learn about how to create an evaluation budget

  • Impact and evaluation

Using planning tools

  • Impact and evaluation

Using evaluation planning tools

Learn about the different planning tools you can use to help you find out what difference you want to make

  • Impact and evaluation

Creating a planning triangle

Learn how to create your own evaluation planning triangle

  • Impact and evaluation

Examples of planning triangles

Examples of evaluation planning triangles in different organisations

  • Impact and evaluation

Creating a theory of change for your charity (1 day)

Learn how to create your own theory of change and narrative. This course will challenge you to think critically about what you're doing and why

Outcomes and impact measurement (1 day)

Learn how to create an evaluation plan to better understand and demonstrate the difference your work makes

Tools and methods for measuring outcomes (1 day)

This course will help you explore ways to collect data that’s relevant to your organisation and the people you serve

Tools and methods for measuring outcomes (1 day)

This course will help you explore ways to collect data that’s relevant to your organisation and the people you serve

Creating a theory of change for your charity (1 day)

Learn how to create your own theory of change and narrative. This course will challenge you to think critically about what you're doing and why

Boost your personal influence and impact (0.5 day)

Learn practical tools and techniques to increase your capability, confidence and impact when seeking to influence others – both within and outside your organisation

Outcomes and impact measurement (1 day)

Learn how to create an evaluation plan to better understand and demonstrate the difference your work makes

Better impact reporting (0.5 day)

This practical session will build your awareness of different types of reporting and support you to tell a compelling story through your reporting

Boost your personal influence and impact (0.5 day)

Learn practical tools and techniques to increase your capability, confidence and impact when seeking to influence others – both within and outside your organisation

Creating a theory of change for your charity (1 day)

Learn how to create your own theory of change and narrative. This course will challenge you to think critically about what you're doing and why