CFG has an Impact Reporting Steering Group chaired by Paul Breckell, Managing Director of Corporate Resources at RNID:Action on Hearing Loss. This group feeds into the development of CFG member services and policy work around impact reporting.
With an increased emphasis on transparency and accountability, demonstration of social value and payment by results, being able to look meaningfully at and communicate the overall impact of your organisation is becoming more and more important.
In February 2011 the summary report, Impact Reporting in the UK Charity Sector was published jointly by CFG and Cass Business School. The report was the result of a collaborative piece of research into the current state of impact reporting in the UK charity sector.
In 2011/2012 CFG has been working with a group of sector bodies on the development of a universal set of principles for charities to use when developing their approach to impact reporting. We consulted on these principles for three months and published them on 15th March 2012. CFG, ACEVO and NPC have built on these principles with a good practice publication of case studies and articles, giving an insight into how the principles can be applied in the context of an individual organisation.
Principles of Good Impact Reporting
Principles into Practice: How charities and social enterprises communicate impact
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) produces a range of useful resources.
In 2010 NPC published Talking About Results, a piece of research looking at some examples of impact reporting in the charity sector.
Related policy developments
For more information on Government thinking around impact reporting and social value, please see the Funding and Commissioning page in the Policy section.