There are many different terms used to explain impact and outcomes planning, measurement and communication. The glossary explains the terms that are used within Inspiring Impact resources and communications.

This shared glossary builds on the work of the Jargonbuster group – an informal partnership of funders, government departments, regulatory bodies and voluntary sector organisations, which ran from 2003 until 2016. The group agreed shared definitions for terms relating to impact and evaluation. Thanks to all who contributed over the years.

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