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Read stories and ideas from across the Inspiring Impact network to gain a fresh perspective on your work

Welcome to the Inspiring Impact blog, where we share news and advice from our partners, alongside stories of learning and leading from charities, social enterprises, and funders in our network. Whether you’re seeking examples of how to measure outcomes that recognise the complexity of your service, or tips on engaging funders in a conversation about good impact practice, have a browse for inspiration.

For media enquiries, please contact NPC’s Media Manager, Tom Collinge, at tom.collinge@thinkNPC.org or 020 7620 4882.

Blog: Inspiring Impact launches a new website!

Published:8th April 2019

Inspiring Impact is pleased to announce it is launching a new website! The website brings together the best content from Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management Programme, so you can quickly find inspiration, real life examples and advice.

Blog: Lessons from the programme: Enabling collaboration

Published:11th March 2019

Collaboration is harder than it looks. In this learning blog, Rachel Tait, a Senior consultant at NPC and Inspiring Impact programme manager, shares what she’s learned about facilitating collaboration in the programme team.

Responding to feedback can be scary when it involves trying something new

Published:7th February 2019

Here Dr Louise Bowen from Evaluation Support Scotland reflects on facilitating events for participants to discuss and find solutions to their evaluation problems.

Blog: Learning from the Impact Management Programme grantees

Published:1st February 2019

Theo Clay shares some key impact management lessons from a recent peer learning event in Manchester.

Blog: The realities of impact measurement

Published:24th January 2019

Dr John Blackmore, Chief Executive at Action West London, and grantee of the Impact Management programme shares the challenges and opportunities to organisations measuring social impact.

One year on: What are we learning from the Growth peer network?

Published:20th December 2018

The Impact for Growth Peer Network of the Impact Management Programme was set up last July and has grown from 11 to 40 members. Here Charlotte Lamb, Senior Consultant at NPC shares some of the grantees’ learnings to help the sector learn from the impact management programme.

Blog: Indicators, data, evidence: to prescribe or not?

Published:13th December 2018

Shehnaaz Latif, Lead Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, shares her tips on how organisations can work with funders to maximise the impact of their work.

The search for star quality: good impact practice by funders

Published:28th November 2018

Shehnaaz Latif, Lead Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, shares her tips on how organisations can work with funders to maximise the impact of their work.

Blog: A ‘Measuring Up!’ workshop to assess impact practice

Published:21st September 2018

Sarah from NCVO and Joy-Caron Canter from the Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre share their tips for organisations thinking of running a ‘Measuring Up!’ session.

Blog: Impact champions: The network for knowledge and learning

Published:5th September 2018

Networks can bring learning, best practice sharing, problem solving, peer to peer support, and a wider sectoral understanding. In this blog Catherine Manning, Membership and Networks Manager at Social Value UK and Impact Champion talks about the top things that can come from being apart of a strong and active network.

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