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Support for Funders and Commissioners

Our experience of working with charities allows us to help them to measure the results of their work and use evidence to learn and improve performance. For funders and commissioners, this means using the results of those they are funding to inform future decisions and to measure the results of their work and their impact.

Funders and Performance Management

Funders have a crucial role to play in the fields of monitoring, evaluation and wider performance management. This ranges from monitoring their own performance and accountability for their money and the need to ensure that it is giving good value, to how they use and share learning more widely among funders and implementing agencies. They have a vital role in improving practices in the third sector in their influence on and interaction with grantees.

Charities Evaluation Services provides support directly to funders but also works with funders to support their grantees and extend their impact.

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Theory of change – putting impact at the heart of what you do
Theory of change – putting impact at the heart of what you do
Sam Matthews, Chief Executive of Charities Evaluation Services, discusses using a theory of change to underpin your work, putting impact measurement at the heart of what you do.
 
Get better data!
Get better data!
More and more organisations are self-evaluating the work that they do, with a greater emphasis on assessing their outcomes and impact. This means collecting data.
 
We're looking for a researcher!
We're looking for a researcher!
We are no longer accepting applications for this position.
 
From 'pants' to proactive - supporting self-evaluation in UK helplines
From 'pants' to proactive - supporting self-evaluation in UK helplines
Evaluating the outcomes of helplines can be challenging, the very nature of the work can make it tricky to measure the difference being made.
 
We're looking for an ICT project manager!
We're looking for an ICT project manager!
We are no longer accepting applications for this position.
 
Charity Commission re-endorses the PQASSO Quality Mark
Charity Commission re-endorses the PQASSO Quality Mark
The Charity Commission has re-endorsed the PQASSO Quality Mark at all three levels as part of its endorsement programme.
 
CES are recruiting!
CES are recruiting!
CES are looking for a PQASSO Programme Lead.
 
First charity awarded PQASSO Quality Mark at level 3
First charity awarded PQASSO Quality Mark at level 3
CES have named The Interlink Foundation as the first UK charity to be awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark at level 3. Interlink is the membership organisation for Orthodox Jewish charities in the UK and supports 200 charity members.
 
Campaign evaluation: Learning from the frontline
Campaign evaluation: Learning from the frontline
Charities Evaluation Services (CES) has recently completed an impact evaluation of the Campaign to End Loneliness.
 
Embedding Impact: A Roundtable Discussion
Embedding Impact: A Roundtable Discussion
A recent Roundtable discussion, Embedding Impact, hosted by Big Society Capital on the 10th September 2013 brought together senior staff from 15 social purpose organisations working in different sectors to discuss how to be effective in reliably achieving targeted outcomes and delivering impact.
 
Learn and earn with the PQASSO mentor programme!
Learn and earn with the PQASSO mentor programme!
CES are looking for new candidates to join our PQASSO mentor programme, helping us support the growing number of PQASSO users in the UK.
 
CES is recruiting!
CES is recruiting!
This position has now closed.
 
New CES training - learn the latest from our experts
New CES training - learn the latest from our experts
This autumn, CES are launching a brand new training programme. Our no-nonsense programme will give you the practical skills you need to develop outcome and impact measurement systems that work for you – and your funders.
 
Measuring up - the results!
Measuring up - the results!
This March, 64 organisations tested Measuring up, a brand new impact measurement tool. The tool is part of CES’ work with Inspiring Impact.
 
Sam Matthews confirmed as new CES Chief Executive
Sam Matthews confirmed as new CES Chief Executive
Sam Matthews has recently been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Charities Evaluation Services (CES).
 
Charities Evaluation Services and the Social Stock Exchange
Charities Evaluation Services and the Social Stock Exchange
Charities Evaluation Services is excited to be working in a partnership with other social impact advisors – led by CAN Invest – to provide support to the first organisations applying to be members of the Social Stock Exchange (SSE).
 
CES is recruiting a Treasurer and new trustees!
CES is recruiting a Treasurer and new trustees!
These vacancies have now closed.
 
Read and comment on the first ever Code of Good Impact Practice
Read and comment on the first ever Code of Good Impact Practice
Your impact is the difference you make, not the work you do – the ultimate reason why non-profit organisations exist.
 
BIG Assist
BIG Assist
CES have been approved as a BIG Assist Supplier to offer support to infrastructure organisations.
 
Measuring up - trial our new tool!
Measuring up - trial our new tool!
Trial our new tool for free and improve the way you plan, evidence, communicate and learn from the difference you make.
 
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