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Choosing the Right Tools. Northern Rock Foundation 13 October 2011 Chris Ford . Suggested time table. 10 Welcome Your starting points What are the options? 11ish Coffee Reviewing some of the options 12ish Sharing initial thoughts Your next steps 12.45 Formal end.

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choosing the right tools

Choosing the Right Tools.

Northern Rock Foundation

13 October 2011

Chris Ford

suggested time table
Suggested time table

10 Welcome

Your starting points

What are the options?

11ish Coffee

Reviewing some of the options

12ish Sharing initial thoughts

Your next steps

12.45 Formal end....

your starting points
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
your motivations
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
purposes of monitoring and evaluation
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,)

decision support tool
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
our starting point was
Our starting point was...
  • http://www.proveandimprove.org/new/
  • 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’
how do we want to proceed
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
as you do your initial review please note
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
next steps
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?
thanks very much
Thanks very much...

Chris Ford

14 Durham Dales Centre,

Castle Gardens,

Stanhope.

Co Durham. DL13 2FJ

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