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1 Choosing the Right Tools. Northern Rock Foundation 13 October 2011 Chris Ford

2 Suggested time table 10 Welcome Your starting points What are the options? 11ishCoffee Reviewing some of the options 12ish Sharing initial thoughts Your next steps 12.45Formal end....

3 Your starting points On your own please note: what you currently do that ‘proves and improves’ your organisation’s activity. – Strengths and weaknesses – Who does the work – Who values the work; and who doesnt – Any other concerns You have about 10 mins

4 Your motivations Working in pairs please: – Compare your conclusions from previous discussion – And identify why you do what you do. – Then prioritise these ‘whys’ Please note your answers You have about 15 mins

5 Purposes of monitoring and evaluation The communication role Ensuring accountability and transparency The performance management role The wider learning role The policy role ‘Accountability and learning: developing monitoring and evaluation in the third sector.’ (Ellis with Gregory for CES, 2009,)

6 Decision Support Tool Aim: To help make better informed decisions about how to measure your organisation’s social impact; by providing information and a structure to support a conversation within the organisation

7 Where you are...Most Relevant starting point... “I’m starting out, and not certain about all of this.” Why do it? - Why do you want to do this? - Typical scenarios? - What are the priorities for your organisation? - What do you already do? “I think know what I need but not I’m not clear how to get it.” What tools? -What are the options? -Thinking about costs and benefits “I know what I’m doing and just need to check my thinking.” Which tools? - Making a decision - Testing your decision - Next Steps

8 PQASSOVODAODA Excellence model (EFQM)Groundwork NE ISO 9000NECA Social Return on Investment (SROISocial Return on Investment (SROI)Crisis Investors in People (IiP)Chester-le-Street Mind Social Accounting and Audit (SAA)Community Campus Balanced scorecardOuseburn Trust Impact frameworkPCP

9 Our starting point was... Best we could find but there’s no comprehensive list. (eg social capital is an odd omission. ) Constantly new tools – funders, intermediaries, niche needs. Different versions of P&I – including the ‘dart board’

10 How do we want to proceed? want to look at a particular tool in detail want to compare and contrast a couple of tools want to work through a longer list

11 As you do your initial review, please note: Why its caught your attention. Ways in which it does and does not address your needs. Costs & Benefits. Drivers & Barriers. You have about 40 mins

12 Next steps How can you take this work forward? If its a conversation – Content? Participants? additional information? If its an action - what resources, including time, do you need? Have you got them? If not how will you get them? SMART? and a check on that?

13 Thanks very much... Chris Ford 14 Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope. Co Durham. DL13 2FJ


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