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Welcome to the Inspiring Impact blog, where we share news, stories and advice from Inspiring Impact partners as well as some of the charities, social enterprises and funders involved with the programme. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch by emailing us on

Why impact is more important than ever

Published6th December 2012
A few weeks ago charity hit the headlines again, with the release of NCVO and CAF’s report UK Giving 2012, which revealed that levels of charitable giving have fallen significantly over the past two years. Given the economic climate, this figure shouldn’t come as a surprise, although that doesn’t make it...
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Measuring the market

Published24th October 2012
As part of the data, tools and systems strand of Inspiring Impact we have been busy consulting with the sector about the tools they currently use and the things that help or hinder access to them. We have already identified over 130 tools and systems and would be delighted to hear...
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Keeping the frogs in the wheelbarrow: An update from the Inspiring Impact drinks

Published2nd October 2012
At the Inspiring Impact report launch last year, one participant said how good it was to see ‘all the frogs in the wheelbarrow.’ He was referring to the eight Inspiring Impact partners who have come together to help change the culture of the voluntary sector to make impact measurement a priority. Fast forward nine months...
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Survey to understand how you access impact measurement tools

Published7th September 2012
Help us understand how charities and social enterprises access the tools, systems and approaches they need to measure their impact, and what we can do to make it easier.   A big thank you to everyone who contributed their views to our call for tools earlier this year. The next...
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Call for tools

Published31st July 2012
As part of Inspiring Impact‘s data, tools and systems strand we are inviting you to share your thoughts on the impact measurement tools you think are important for the non profit sector. We would like to know what impact measurement tools you currently use, and what kind of tools you’d...
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Inspiring Impact goes live!

Published26th June 2012
Today Inspiring Impact goes live, with the announcement of our year one projects and the launch of our new website. This is a truly collaborative venture, bringing together eight leading organisations from across the UK: ACF, ACEVO, Building Change Trust, Charities Evaluation Services, Evaluation Support Scotland, NCVO, NPC, and Substance....
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