Impact support during COVID-19

Resources & online events to support you with evaluation during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign up to our newsletter to hear about new content. 

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, there’s an opportunity for the voluntary and community sector to make the most of data and evidence.

We’re not talking about developing beautiful theory of change diagrams or comprehensive measurement frameworks. We’re talking about having good enough data about who needs what, who services are and aren’t reaching, what people think of the response, and what if any difference it’s making… and then using bits of that info to do a slightly better job the next day.

This page shares resources and events to support you with evaluation during COVID-19.

Please get in touch if you know of something we can add to this page.

Organisations from across the Inspiring Impact team and beyond are joining forces to support you during COVID-19. Find out more about the support available here.

Resources to help you adapt

Managing impact during coronavirus

Tips for adapting evaluation

Webinar recording: Adapting evaluation

Advice & discussion about how to adapt during Covid-19.

Updating funders on project changes

Tips for updating your funders

Worksheet: Review your existing data during covid

Step-by-step worksheet so you have the right information to make decisions.

Using evaluation to support decision-making and reflection

Evaluation examples for people managing COVID-19 response efforts.

Free call to discuss your M&E

Free call with Coalition for Efficiency. For small orgs (income less than £1m).

How to monitor and evaluate helplines

Tips for evaluating helplines

Interactive COVID-19 data

Interactive dashboard of places suffering from Covid-19 and underlying risk factors.

Routine data collection

How to collect & manage high-quality routine data

Evaluation in the age of COVID-19

Blog from Charity Evaluation Working Group

Blog series - Adapting evaluation in time of COVID

Blog series looking at adapting all aspects of evaluation

Case study about evaluating helpline

How Pain Concern captured the difference they made

Using social media to evaluate activities

How to use social media as a source of feedback.

Feedback in the COVID-19 response

Tips and tools from Feedback Labs for gathering and using feedback.

15 tips for evaluation now

Blue Marble Evaluation share their tips for evaluation during the crisis

Change record template

Record changes to project and the difference this makes

Contact forms to gather evidence

A way to record evidence from remote services

After action reviews

A simple approach to help teams learn as they go

How funders can adapt

Funders’ ideas for adapting evaluation

Evaluating humanitarian action

Relevant tips from humanitarian sector

Online events to share and learn with others

Why Evaluate? for motivation in tough times

2 June. ESS Webinar. How to understand what is working and why right gather and use this data.

Tips & tools for evaluation in difficult times

2 June. WCVA webinar. How to adjust your approach to evaluation during times of crisis.

Review your existing data

2 June. How to review your existing data and use it to make decisions about your activities.

Using the Charity Excellence Framework to build resilience

3 June. Coalition for Efficiency webinar for small charities.

Feedback 101

3 June. What is “feedback” and why does it matter? How are feedback loops being used to improve organisational response to COVID-19?

Using stories to measure impact

3 June. Learn about storytelling methodology from a charity who uses it.

Measuring wellbeing

4 June. Coalition for efficiency webinar. Measuring the Good Learning Lab: How to measure wellbeing. [Small Charity webinar]

Why Evaluate? to know we are doing the right things for the right people

9 June. How to evaluate to make sure you provide the right support and reach the right people.

Making decisions in tough times

11 June. NCVO webinar for senior leaders and trustees making choices under conditions of great uncertainty.

Impact management in the current climate

11 June. Measuring the Good Learning Lab: Impact management in the current climate. [Small Charity webinar]

Why Evaluate? to inform our services in future

18 June. How to use evaluation to identify useful learning to shape your organisation’s future.

Why Evaluate? to share learning with others

23 June. How can we evaluate in a way that allows useful reporting.

Focus groups

25 June. Measuring the Good Learning Lab: Focus groups

Getting Stated with Evaluation: The 1234 Method

14 July. WCVA webinar. More info coming soon.

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