We have substantial experience of carrying out evaluations, delivering training in monitoring and evaluation and have written and published a number of guides relating to monitoring and evaluation. We also support organisations in developing their own monitoring and evaluation processes.

External evaluations include:

  • the evaluation of a national pilot project funded by the Ministry of Justice to provide mentoring support to offenders leaving prison (click here to see the report).
  • an impact assessment for Clinksa national organisation supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families.
  • an evaluation for Truce 2020, a conflict resolution project working with young people in East London.
  • the evaluation of Charities Evaluation Service’s PQASSO Quality Mark project
  • an evaluation of the outcomes for parents calling the helpline run by the the Advisory Centre for Education.
  • an evaluation of the outcomes for families calling the The Offenders’ Families Helpline (click here to see the report).
  • an evaluation of a three-year project funded by The Big Lottery run by the National Self-Harm Network.

Toolkits and guides:

Consultancy support includes:

  • support to Haringey Shed with the evaluation of a three-year project funded under the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme
  • support to Thrive in setting up an organisational monitoring and self-evaluation system
  • support to Prisoners Abroad in setting up and implementing an impact assessment framework.

Training:

  • For many years, we were the lead trainers on Charities Evaluation Services’ flagship National Outcomes Programme which uses a cascade approach to build the voluntary and community sector’s capacity to monitor its outcomes.
  • We have also developed and run many bespoke courses and workshops for organisations in the voluntary sector.

Work with funders:

  • We have experience of working with funders, both as fundraisers and through delivering training courses to and on behalf of a range of funders.
  • We have also carried out evaluations of specific funding programmes.

Trustees:

  • We are both Trustees of Birth Companions, an organisation which supports pregnant women and new mothers in Holloway prison.
  • Diana is also a trustee of Community Action Learning, an organisation which
    sets up Action Learning groups throughout the community, by setting up and training self-regulating groups at minimal cost.