Measuring Your Impact: Data Collection Tools

12February 202009:30


Room 4.4 Cambridge House 1 Addington Square London SE5 0HF

“Things get done only if the data we gather can inform and inspire those in a position to make [a] difference.” – Mike Schmoker, former school administrator, English teacher and football coach, author.

Feedback forms are commonly used among community groups. We all spend our precious resources to collect information from users. But is this information being effectively used by your organisation? Is your organisation collecting the data which will be able to answer important questions and demonstrate your impact? Choosing the right methods and designing the proper tools to collect useful data is crucial for generating information that will be able to create a learning culture and inform decision making processes within the organisation.

Together, we will explore a wide range of tools and methods of data collection, such as surveys, questionnaires, focus groups and other methodologies. During the workshop we will discuss the pros and cons of the different tools and the importance of planning and considering the right questions.

This course is designed for those who already have an understanding on how to create an outcomes framework, but are new to data collection methods.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of methods and tools for data collection available

  • Learn how to develop indicators for your work

  • Understand what source of information you will need to collect

  • Choose the most appropriate data collection methods to meet the needs of your organisation

Lunch is not provided for this course.


Free for Community Southwark Members

£40 for Non-Profit groups based in Lambeth* or Lewisham
£50 for All Others

To find out if you're eligible for membership and the process for becoming a member (it's free and doesn't take long), please click here

*As we no longer hold the contract for working with Lambeth groups, we can only provide free training and support to organisations based in or working in Southwark. For groups based in Lambeth, we can offer a reduced fee of £40 per person per training. Please contact Integrate Agency for services offered in Lambeth.


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