It has never been more important for
charities and social enterprises to demonstrate the impact of the
services they provide to commissioners, funders, policy makers, and
other stakeholders. Improving your understanding of the economic
impact of your projects helps you to refine and improve service
delivery, play to your strengths, and write more successful
However, few small organisations have the
time, money, or expertise to evaluate their impact in a robust
Pro Bono Economics (PBE) and London
Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) are seeking to work with three
small- or medium-sized VCS employment and skills providers. We will
match the VCS organisations with volunteer economists, who will
analyse the economic impact of their work. The economists will
conduct an economic evaluation of a particular employment and
skills project, putting a value on the hard outcomes that the
The results of this work will help us to
support other organisations to measure the impact of their
projects, to benchmark their work against larger organisations, and
to inform LVSC's work in making the case for specialist VCS
employment and skills delivery in London. The work will build on
existing impact measurement frameworks, such as New Philanthropy
Capital's Journey to Employment (JET) Framework.
We are looking for expressions of interest
from London based VCS and social enterprise organisations
delivering employment and skills projects.
You will need to nominate a particular
project or strand of delivery to be evaluated. The project must be
delivered in London. Projects can be funded through statutory
programmes, European Social Fund, trusts, subcontracted delivery,
or other sources. They may be completed or on-going.
It will help if you have good data on
sustained employment outcomes, and some ideas about an appropriate
control group of clients.
PBE-LVSC Impact Project Expression of Interest Form (Aug 2013)
To apply, please complete this form and
return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for expressing interest is
5pm Friday 23 August 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact
Useful link: http://www.probonoeconomics.com/content/5-tips-charities