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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: The power of peer support

Published:25th February 2016

According to a review of more than 1000 studies carried out by Nesta, peer support can help us feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone. So why do we carry on evaluating our work in isolation from our peers?

Blog: Shared experience: Helping small organisations measure their impact

Published:8th October 2015

How Sported helped 20 of its member groups to sign up to Inspiring Impact’s Code of Good Impact Practice, complete the Measuring Up! online self-assessment tool and develop an ‘Impact Practice Action Plan’ for their individual organisations.

Blog: Impact measurement: Fad or fact of life

Published:23rd March 2015

Impact measurement has been a hardy perennial on the agenda of philanthropic conferences and events for a while. Recently, more attention has been focused on the role associations play in supporting foundation impact practice and how they think about their own impact as infrastructure organizations.

Blog: To Northern Ireland and beyond!

Published:19th February 2015

Over the past year we have worked with Inspiring Impact Northern Ireland to adapt and pilot our Journey to Employment (JET) Framework. Issues of sectarianism and other community challenges are experienced differently in Northern Ireland, and the NEETS Forum and the DEL wanted a framework to reflect this.

Blog: The practice of change

Published:7th January 2015

Theory of Change is a tremendous tool for the sector. And yet, in the midst of this vogue for theories, are we focusing enough attention on the other side of the coin—the practice of change?

Blog: We’ve come a long way

Published:24th June 2014

In the summer of 2011, a group of people started planning to work together to help the UK social sector make progress on impact measurement. Fast forward nearly three years, and Inspiring Impact is launching two important new elements of that original vision.

Blog: The journey to employment continues

Published:12th June 2014

It’s been quite a journey. Ever since we launched the first version of The Journey to EmploymenT (JET) framework in May last year, we’ve been inundated with interest from youth organisations using it to measure their impact.

Blog: Inspiring Impact launches in Northern Ireland

Published:2nd April 2014

Wednesday 19 March 2014 saw the launch of the Inspiring Impact NI Programme – an ambitious NI wide initiative that aims to change the way voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and their funders think about impact and to put impact practice at the heart of their work by 2022.

Blog: Inspiring Impact in Wales

Published:12th March 2014

The Inspiring Impact team have been busy this year, making sure charities and funders across the UK have plenty of opportunities to engage with the programme. Here's a look at how the programme is making its mark in Wales.

Blog: Inspiring Impact looks forward

Published:22nd January 2014

The Inspiring Impact programme continues to work hard to change the way the UK voluntary sector thinks about impact. Here’s a quick recap about the programme after its second year and our upcoming plans.

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