Monitoring and evaluation

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This section provides a list of resources and information. Each resource has been classified according to the category heading.

Arts Council England, Shared Intelligence and the National Foundation for Educational Research published a detailed literature review in July 2012 that compares 31 different arts evaluation tools that are currently in use.

Charities Evaluation Services provides support and advice on quality and evaluation systems for the voluntary sector.

18 examples of evaluation tools, methods and approaches

Inspiring Impact is an international collaborative programme, working with the charity sector to help organisations know what to measure and how to measure

This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation), and is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

“A pioneering methodology that enables a wide range of organisations and programmes to identify and demonstrate their impact on mental well-being”

LEAN can offer extensive help with monitoring and evaluation; there is also additional help on offer in the borough from the Community Services Directorate and Voluntary Action Lewisham who run occassional courses - check our Professional Development section for any current courses.

Since 2012, Arts Council England have been working with a range of arts and cultural organisations, devising and testing a set of principles to underpin high quality work by, with and for children and young people. 

The Arts Council has published a new self-evaluation tool to help arts organisations evaluate their performance and plan for the future

Impact measurement is rightly very topical at the moment; it is of course vital to consider how you assess the impact you make through your work.

More and more organisations are self-evaluating the work that they do, with a greater emphasis on assessing their outcomes and impact. This means collecting data.