Impact Measurement & Social Value Peter Bailey

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Impact Measurement & Social Value Peter Bailey

  1. 1. Impact measurement and socialvaluePeter Bailey, Big Lottery FundImpact Conference, Exeter, 13th June
  2. 2. What is impact?Any effects arising from an intervention. This includes immediate Impact short-term outcomes as well as broader and Outcomes longer–term effects. These can be positive or negative, planned or unforeseen.
  3. 3. Why measure impact?• To increase impact (efficiency, effectiveness)• For accountability to funders, commissioners, sponsors, supporters, users• For organisational learning – to enable improvement• For ‘proof’, evidence-building, winning new funding or resources, promotion
  4. 4. Why now?• Scarcity of (funding) resources• Competition for public sector contracts• Pressure to benchmark, compare, compete, prove• New demands of social investors• Technological advances
  5. 5. The BIG perspective• Culture of evaluation, review and learning• <10% may be spent on monitoring, evaluation, learning in grant budgets• Support contracts, signposting, advice, guidance
  6. 6. BIG things• Building Capabilities: up to 3% of grant to be spent on developing organisational capacity, such as support for demonstrating impact.• Learning for Impact: up to £50k to groups of organisations to support collaborative learning. Launch in Summer 2013.
  7. 7. Other things• Inspiring Impact: aims to help voluntary sector organisations across the UK get better at measuring the impact of their work www.philanthropycapital.org• The Alliance for Useful Evidence: champions the use of evidence in policy and practice www.nesta.org.uk
  8. 8. ContactPeter BaileySenior Policy & Learning Manager (Research)Big Lottery Fundpeter.bailey@biglotteryfund.org.uk020 7211 1778

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