Monitoring and evaluation
Introductions and overviews
Collecting evidence and conducting evaluation helps your organisation to continually improve and meet the needs of service users. Funders and commissioners are also interested in evidence about organisations and what they achieve and we are all keen to learn about 'what works' to support service users to desist from crime. For Clinks' resources on evaluation and effectiveness click here
Charities Evaluation Services, now part of NCVO, are experts in monitoring, evaluation and quality. As well as being a source of information, they run a range of training courses. Start with their planning tools then take a look at their example outcomes and indicators.
Proving and Improving is a quality and impact tool from the New Economics Foundation. It’s aimed at social enterprises but will be useful for other organisations too.
The Big Lottery’s pages Understanding Self Evaluation; A guide to projects supported by Big is based around the grantmakers requirements but is still full of useful advice whether or not you’re funded by (or intend to apply for) Lottery funds.