Focus not on success but on significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”
Understanding the difference you want to make in the world and putting in place the systems, structures, knowledge and skills to measure that difference achieves two things. It helps you drive internal improvements in order to refine your approach and maximise your impact as well as lay the foundation to communicate your value externally.
In our experience lots of charities carry out extensive evaluation, but not everyone knows what to do with the data. We start with the end in mind by either helping our clients through the whole evaluation process or parts of it.
Creating an impact with Clear Thinking Consultancy
- Helping you think about the impact you want to achieve, and supporting you to identify the outcomes that will act as stepping-stones towards that impact in an evaluation framework or Theory of Change.
- Developing performance indicators and supporting staff to increase their understanding of how to evaluate in a meaningful way with your service users, so you can work with high quality data and measure the extent to which you are achieving your organisational mission. .
- Communicate your impact in a compelling way focusing on whole organisational achievement, helping you to connect with your stakeholders and develop a strong case for support for your work.
- We also work with funders, carrying out evaluation and research projects to help them to understand the impact of their funding policies, practices and programmes and how to ensure their funding goes to the places that need it the most.