Monitoring & Evaluation
Are you struggling to show evidence of your success?
Do you need support to identify and measure outcomes?
Do you want to increase your chances of success in funding rounds?
Asian Resource centre can help you through our Monitoring and Evaluation project. As a sector, challenging funding conditions are an all too familiar environment and we are often under pressure to evidence the impact that our work is having on our beneficiaries and the community as a whole.
ARCC’s Monitoring and Evaluation project is a unique opportunity to help you measure, demonstrate and celebrate the impact your work is having by: -
Identifying through self assessment and strengthening what your organisation is doing well, and also exploring areas where you need to invest more time in developing
Developing simple systems to keep track of what you are doing and what you are achieving
Improving your ability to demonstrate what you have achieved
What is Monitoring and Evaluation?
Monitoring is the process of systematically collecting information about your organisations progress. It helps you to get a clearer picture of how your project is doing and lets management know when things are going wrong.
Evaluation is about making sense of the information you have collected and making comparisons of the actual impact your project has made against it set aims.
It looks at whether you have achieved what you set out to do and draws out learning for future projects.
What is Asian Resource Centre’s Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit?
Our toolkit helps organisations who are interested in developing or improving their monitoring and evaluating capabilities, thereby improving their chances to win bids and increase their sustainability.
ARCC’s Monitoring and Evaluation toolkit is built upon good practice from tested and approved quality assurance systems and is easy to implement through two simple steps.
Step One - is one to one support to help you to diagnose and assess how well you measure your work.
Step Two - delivers FREE training and guidance to equip you with tools and methods to capture the impact of your work.
Will I get any support?
ARCC recognises that proper monitoring and evaluation requires commitment, time and regularity. For some organisations, taking the first step is the hardest. ARCC will match you up with a trained member of staff to help you through the process by working with you on a one to one basis and in groups. You may be eligible to up to 15 hours of support and training worth over £1,500.
Our in-house specialist will help you;
Identify or clarify specific aims, and outcomes for your organisation
Explore ways to collect meaningful data that will best suit your organisation
Be clear on who will collect this information when is the best time to do it
Learn how to use this information and how to report it
Meeting funders monitoring and evaluation requirements
Will I get a certificate or accreditation at the end of the process?
Organisations and groups who complete our flexible and bespoke programme of self assessment and training will obtain an Open College Network (OCN) accredited certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation.
PQASSO Quality Mark
Ensuring sound governance practices, financial and risk management procedures and a robust system for measuring outcomes is essential, here are some links to Podcasts by Charities evaluation services giving an answering some essential questions about their well recognised Quality Assurance standard PQASSO.
Useful Links: -
The ImpACT Coalition is a network of voluntary sector organisations striving to improve evaluation and transparency in the sector. Hosted by ACEVO, there free information, resources and toolkits to support charities to improve their accountability and transparency available on the website.
KnowHow Nonprofit is a website built solely for nonprofit organisations and the people that work for them. It is a free information resource that covers all aspects of setting up and running a nonprofit organisation. It is also an online community: a place where new charity start-ups and experienced professionals can come together and share their knowledge and expertise
The NCVO strategy and impact team range of information, resources and tools to help voluntary sector organisations demonstrate the difference they are making including free and costed publications. The team also offers consultancy to organisations wanting bespoke support.