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Appreciative questions

Asking two simple questions can give you feedback about what works for people and how to make it even better.

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Body map

Body maps can be used as a creative way of evaluating your project.

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Capturing casual moments

When staff or volunteers want to record comments in non-formal circumstances. This method is a simple means for writing down ...

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Change Record Template

This tool has been designed to record changes you make to how you run your project as you go along.

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Choosing pictures

This can be used with a group or as a one to one activity. People are invited to pick a ...

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Creative writing

Creative or expressive writing isn’t for everyone but it can be very powerful both as an activity and as an ...

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Emotional touchpoints

Emotional touchpoints are used to identify key points in people’s experiences of services. It is then used to prompt feedback ...

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Focus group

Facilitated discussion to investigate people’s perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes.

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Interview

One to one discussion to investigate people’s perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes.

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Mapping the Journey

This template of a journey helps you to think about the different stages of your project or work and what ...

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Observation

Staff or volunteers observe clients taking part in activities and record information to evidence outcomes.

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Questionnaire

Paper-based list of questions with space to record answers.

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Relationship Map

Relationship maps are a way of understanding friendship networks and relationships. They could be used to evaluate outcomes such as:(service ...

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Service use map

Image based tool designed to find out about people’s interaction with their environment or local services.

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Sticky wall

A sticky wall is one way to collect qualitative feedback about outcomes from a large group. It can be particularly ...

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Stretch or Positive statements

Simple statements which act as prompts for discussion or sharing experiences.

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Tactile feedback

This method uses textures to represent how someone feels about one or more topics.

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Big Picture Route Map

This cartoon map has different vehicles, routes and characters. This visual tool can help participants reflect on their current situation ...

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Embedding evaluation diagnostic tool - Making it stick

The embedding evaluation wheel is a diagnostic tool to help you assess the progress of embedding evaluation into your organisation.

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Evaluation planning template

This template is a simple tool to help you plan your monitoring and evaluation. It makes you set out the ...

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Evaluation Wheel

Creative and flexible tool to collect information on outcomes in a simple and accessible manner.

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Impact Hub

Inspiring Impact have developed a nationwide Impact Hub containing a wide range of resources relevant to improving impact practice.

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Interactive Logic Model Template

This interactive template can be used to create your own logic model for your project or organisation.

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Koala Evaluation Tool

The Koala (KnOwledge And Learning evAluation) tool from ImaginationLancaster, University of Lancaster will give you feedback about facilitated workshops and ...

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Measuring Up!

Created by Inspiring Impact, is a step by step self-assessment tool that helps to improve the review of organisations' impact ...

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Mentimeter

Mentimeter is a free online tool which can be used to gather baseline information and feedback from participants on the ...

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miituu - online video channel

miituu is an online video channel that enables organisations to capture, manage and share digital stories via their own secure ...

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Outcomes Star

The Outcomes Star™ is a unique tool for supporting and measuring change when working with vulnerable people. It is widely ...

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Quirkos

Quirkos is a qualitative analysis software package which has been developed by social researchers to allow researchers to visually analyse ...

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Reporting Template

This template sets out what most funders are looking for in reports. It is taken from Harmonising Reporting - a ...

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Self-evaluation health check

Find out how well you are evaluating what you do with this simple assessment tool.

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Social reporting: a primer

A guide to using social media to capture learning and discussion at event.

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Survey Monkey

www.surveymonkey.com which is an online survey tool. You can also pay to create more complicated surveys and to access the ...

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The Blob Tree

The Blob Tree developed by Ian Long and Pip Wilson can be used as an evaluation tool. It has been ...

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The Evaluation Game

This fun board game designed by Leapfrogtools to get feedback in a playful way.

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The Rickter Scale®

The Rickter Scale® is a flexible, multi-sensory assessment process, designed specifically to measure soft outcomes and distance travelled.

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Theorymaker NEW

This free online tool helps to make a theory of change look good.

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Weaver's Triangle

This tool can help you to clarify the impact you want to make and separate your aims, outcomes and activities. ...

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Evaluation Declaration Health Check Tool

The 'Evaluation Declaration' health check tool helps funders think about the way they undertake monitoring and evaluation and their relationships ...

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Evaluation Ladder (Drugs and Housing)

This ladder was adapted by Kevin Callaghan from Cyrenians in West Lothian to use with the service users he works ...

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Wordle

Wordle creates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater weight to words that appear more frequently ...

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