Collaborative evaluation .. we are better together!

As part of our work supporting social enterprises, charities and community groups with impact evaluation, we ran an event on 12th April 2016 asking ‘Are We Better Together?’. The aim was to explore the idea of collaborative evaluation.


Our event was part of Marmalade, the week long, informal, dynamic, free fringe event to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.


What did we do?

We brought people from the third sector, funders and researchers together to co-create solutions to the challenges of evaluating social impact.



What happened?

As you can tell, the energy in the room was amazing and we could really sense that:


  • powerful cross-sector learning took place
  • it helped for people to walk in each other’s shoes when thinking about impact evaluation
  • participants enjoyed working together and co-creating solutions
  • we are, indeed,  better together and there is much scope for collaborative evaluation


Join the conversation

We’d like to thank everyone who attended the event who generously shared their thoughts and experiences.  This was just the start.  We aim to keep the conversation going via a LinkedIn group.  Feel free to join the collaborative evaluation forum here:


Research Oxford Impact Evaluation Forum


We look forward to sharing the learning from this event via our blog.  We’ll keep it to bitesize chunks including additional insights from our work where helpful.  Do tune in wherever you are in your impact evaluation journey.  You may be right at the start – where you know that you need to measure your impact but don’t know quite where to start; or you may already be doing some evaluation but want to access and share ideas.


Importance of impact evaluation

There is no doubt that impact evaluation is becoming more and more critical to securing funding for your organisation.  Quite simply, if your organisation has a workable, effective evaluation framework it will be in a much stronger position to survive and thrive.


Interested in learning more about impact evaluation?

Give us a call – we are a friendly bunch and won’t bombard you with jargon.


You can download the PDF here.


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