Impact practice made simple

Inspiring Impact is on a mission to make good impact practice the norm by creating a culture of continuous improvement among voluntary organisations

Inspiring Impact supports people who work and volunteer for charities, funders, and social enterprises across the UK. We provide free online resources and peer learning networks so you can plan, understand, and improve your impact

Where do you want to start?

What is impact practice?

Understand what impact practice is and key words used

How do I understand my impact?

Learn how to plan, do, assess, and review your impact practice

How do I know if my impact practice is effective?

Review and assess your impact practice and data collection

Where can I learn from others?

Join our peer learning networks across the UK

About impact practice

Impact practice encompasses all the activities you do to focus on impact. It’s about learning how to best serve the people you support. This means planning what difference you want your programme or service to make; collecting the right information to know if you’re achieving your goals; assessing what impact you’re having; and learning from the results to improve your work.


It helps to know more about yourself when deciding what to do next. Our simple self-assessment tools help you identify how to improve your impact practice and data collection.

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