Benefits of Impact Measurement for Volunteering – Are You Missing Out?

23 May 2018

Recent research by the Scottish Volunteering Forum (SVF) has confirmed how important impact measurement is to the voluntary sector in recognising and celebrating success, helping to improve performance, and in strategy and business planning.

Full report available to download here.

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It also has the potential to make a significant difference to your organisation’s performance. 91% of respondents considered the difference to be either ‘major’, ‘significant’ or ‘some’:

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However, only half of volunteer involving organisations are currently undertaking impact measurement. Are you one of the ones missing out? If you would like assistance to get started or to improve your impact measurement skills, you may be interested in the following:

  • Training - Measuring the Impact of Volunteering course run by Volunteer Scotland
  • Toolkit - Volunteer Impact Assessment Toolkit which is an NCVO publication 
  • Conference – Heritage Volunteer Organisers Scotland, the Association of Volunteer Managers and Volunteer Scotland are delivering a conference on 19th September 2018 in the Engine Shed, Stirling. This will include a one hour workshop on ‘Measuring the Impact of Volunteering’. Programme to be published soon....
  • Economic value – a simple tool to calculate the Economic Value of Volunteering
  • Wiki – an online Wiki volunteering resource recently launched by Volunteer Edinburgh.

 

Share your experience

If you’re measuring the impact of volunteering and have a good practice example to share please contact us via email. We’ll share it on our website and promote it with others. 

 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of impact measurement please contact:

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