Not sure where to start? Follow our guide to help you implement impact practice.


VCSE Organisations
The Code of Good Impact Practice presents 8 high-level principles to follow at each stage in the cycle of impact practice. You can use these principles to show others what good practice is and consider how you will live up to them as fully as possible.

Funders’ Principles and Drivers of Good Impact Practice helps to develop your understanding of the relevance of the impact practice cycle to your organisation. Funders should note that this can apply to their own impact practice as well as how they support their grantees and investees to encourage good impact practice.


Step 2

Reflect on how far the leadership of your organisation is focused on impact using the resource Are you leading for Impact? You can draw out the most relevant examples for your discussions with the management team and board.





Step 3

Assess your current organisational practice using Measuring Up! self-assessment diagnostic. It will facilitate and support you to:

1. Assess your impact practice
2. Develop an action plan
3. Make progress against that plan.

Ensure you read the accompanying guidance which will help you to maximise the benefit for your group.
Use the Measuring Up! version tailored for your organisation, whether you are a medium/large organisation, small or volunteer led organisation or a funder.



The Putting the Code into Practice resource will help you learn from others about the challenges you might face and how to deal with them.






Step 5

When you develop your impact practice we recommend:

i) checking whether a common framework exists in your sector; and
ii) working towards a common framework with others if possible.

Blueprint for Shared Measurement explores different shared measurement approaches, assesses which have been most successful and identifies the critical success factors.




The Impact Hub is a one-stop shop for impact resources and tools. You can filter by category, sector, format or cost and/or search keywords, individual resource names or features to identify those that best fit with your needs.






If you return to Measuring Up! 6 months after your initial assessment, you can reflect on what has improved, and think about next steps using an updated action plan.