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.
CES and NCVO working towards merger
Charities Evaluation Services and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations will work towards a merger later this year, the two organisations announced today.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This March, 64 organisations tested Measuring up, a brand new impact measurement tool. The tool is part of CES’ work with Inspiring Impact.