Blueprint for shared measurement (2013)
Blueprint for shared measurement calls on charities, social enterprises and funders working towards similar goals to collaborate on impact measurement in order to improve sector practices and change more lives for the better. It reviews 20 examples of shared measurement in the charity sector, including approaches developed by NCVO, Citizens Advice and Triangle consulting. The report goes on to identify the key factors leading to a successful shared measurement approach, broadly divided into conditions needed for development, design and scale and sustainability. Examples of key factors include: initial and long term funding, the engagement of diverse stakeholders, the role of a strong and independent leader and the right technology to make measurement tools user friendly and accessible.