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New Funding Impact report published by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)

Impact measurement practices among funders in the UK

Posted: 01/08/2014

This research provides the first clear picture of impact measurement practices across a range of funders. 

Some of the expectations that have been confirmed are very encouraging:

  • Funders have a positive attitude to impact measurement: 88% think that it makes charities more effective and 89% think it makes funders more effective too.
  • Measuring impact is a growing area for funders: 73% say their focus on impact measurement has increased over the past five years and 72% say they expect to be doing more in the next three years.

Some expected challenges have also been confirmed:

  • The biggest challenges identified by funders when trying to understand both their grantees’ and their own impact are capacity (65%) and knowledge (67%) of the charities.

Download a copy from NPC’s website or below.

If you are also interested in impact measurement among charities and social enterprises, NPC published a report in 2012, Making an Impact.

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