Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to Prove Impact – an Introduction

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to show impact, has passed the point of no return. NPOs that do not embrace this basic but vital issue will not attract donor funding. No proof of the change (impact) enabled by funding means no more donor money. M&E is not restricted to number, report and photograph gathering! Donors need and deserve to know that their funds have contributed to real change.

Incorporating sound M&E into all projects, while not the responsibility of a fundraiser, is critical to raising money. In this course, Jill Ritchie will demystify the often-daunting world of understanding the basics of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting. Her primary goal is to guide delegates through the jargon, allay fears and overcome resistance to this vital topic. She will cover early-stage planning, retrospective inclusion of M&E and the importance and value of stakeholder consultation. Jill will also explain the concept and importance of a theory of change and how this should underpin all project delivery.  Delegates are encouraged to consider one of their projects as their own case studies and apply their learning throughout the workshop. This ensures rapid understanding and application of the key steps towards demonstrating transparent and indisputable impact.

Next training date: 11 June 2024 – Online