Developing an evaluation strategy
The guidance on this page aims to help you develop your overall evaluation strategy.
What does 'good evidence' mean?
This document reviews the question of 'what is good evidence?' from three perspectives: commissioners/funders; social researchers; and voluntary sector organisations.
Introduction to evaluation
This is an introduction and overview of the main themes around evaluation and evidence, including links to a range of resources.
This document outlines some of the terms used in research and evaluation. (Updated in June 2014.)
Standards of evidence
'Standards of evidence' refers to how confident you can be in evaluation findings. This guidance describes what people mean when they say “high standard of evidence”, and what you can do to achieve this.
Report writing and presenting results
This guide provides tips on how to approach report writing. It includes a suggested template and links to good examples and information to help you explore the topic further.
Inspiring Impact has a number of useful resources for helping you to think about your evaluation strategy.
The Code of Good Impact Practice is a great introduction to the benefits of evaluating impact and the most important principles to observe.
Measuring up is a self assessment tool that allows you to review and improve your organisation's impact practice.
In the Impact Hub you can browse for resources to help you improve your practice.
Clinks Volunteering Guide: Demonstrating effectiveness - This guide aims to support organisations working with offenders and ex-offenders to demonstrate their effectiveness. The guide goes through the different steps that need to be considered when planning to demonstrate effectiveness with a particular focus on when volunteers are contributing to the delivery of a service.