How funders’ in Scotland measure their own impact

  • Date of release: 2014
  • Type: Guidance & research reports
  • Sectors:
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  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cost: Free
  • Developer/Author: Inspiring Impact

This paper looks in detail at how funders measure their own impact. It explains the different approaches funders can take to measure their impact, and explores the advantages and drawbacks of each.

The paper draws from Evaluation Support Scotland’s 8 years’ experience working with funders on impact. It suggests specific points for individual funders to consider when thinking through each approach, as well as highlighting broader issues for funders in Scotland to explore together.

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