What happens when the results are negative?

So you’ve been working hard at making a big difference in your beneficiaries’ lives, you’ve dutifully collected your monitoring data, implemented programme changes as a result of your data and your mid-term evaluation, and commissioned your end of project evaluation. Then your evaluator calls and tells you they have to Read more…

Good to see a social enterprise using social value budgets and SROI as part of their management and strategy tools! Lessons from an impact pioneer: Measure your value and mean it

Map your troubles away

If you’ve ever spent some time in a meeting, workshop or evaluation session with me you will know that at some point I am going to draw a process map.  Getting stuff down on a piece of paper (or tablet screen) in some sort of diagramme really helps to clarify Read more…

I love PRAs!

I am a huge fan of participatory rapid assessment (sometimes called participatory rapid appraisal)!  I mean a huge fan! As any of my clients or colleagues will tell you, I use PRA approaches in every project that I do.  Mostly I use one method above all others: the 20-bean method. Read more…