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Monitoring and evaluation

Manchester Community Central Factsheets

Weekly Activity Matrix - plot your activities on a matrix to help plan your project and put together your budget

Groop - Groop is an innovative, cloud-based, easy to use, administration system for youth and community clubs, groups and projects

Google analytics - Google analytics is a free resource which can provide statistics on your website

Manchester's Intelligence Hub – find out statistics about your local area
Ever wanted to know the level of educational attainment, the crime level or population in a specific ward? All the information you need can now be found in one place. The Intelligence Hub Analysis Tool (IHAT) contains a wide range of statistical information relating to Manchester, which can be displayed on a map, data grid and bar chart. IHAT contains over 100 statistical variables, spanning different themes.

Measure your impact
How to measure your impact as a small charity - This guidance by the Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network discusses how small charities can evaluate their results despite lack of funds

Measuring Up - is a straightforward, step-by-step self-assessment tool that allows you to review and improve your organisation’s impact practice – that is, the way you plan, evidence, communicate and learn from the difference that your work makes

Pro Bono Economics – Helping charities and social enterprises improve their impact and value. If your charity is thinking about how to evaluate the impact of what you do, or a programme you deliver, Pro Bono Economics may be able to help. They have economists from across the profession who volunteer their time for free. Though they may not be experts in your field, they are experts with data and can bring a new way of thinking about impact to your organisation.

Tools for Success: Self Assessment - This website tool aims to help organisation's determine their strengths and weaknesses in eight key areas including governance, finance and people

Quality standards
The Outcomes Star System - Measure your service users' progress and your organisation's success

Trusted Charity – This covers all aspects of an organisation, from governance to service delivery and monitoring outcomes