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Making Impact Work

Making Impact Work - workshop
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:00 to 14:30
CO3 Offices, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB

Recent media coverage of CEO salaries in Northern Ireland have not only highlighted the importance of openness and transparency in the Sector, but it has again highlighted the importance of being able to clearly demonstrate day and daily how and why they make a difference, and what value they bring to society and the common good.

Ultimately it, is all about the cause they represent. As such knowing how to measure the impact of their organisations work is critical to every CEO’s role.

CO3 is delighted to be hosting a workshop facilitated by CENI to explore:

  • Why impact is important?
  • What does good impact practice look like?
  • How to implement impact in practice in your organization?

Impact is about the difference you make from your activities.

Impact practice refers to all the operational activities that an organisation does to focus on its impact.

This can include:

  • planning your desired impact
  • planning how to measure change
  • collecting information about impact
  • making sense of that information
  • communicating the difference you have made and learning from it.

This event based on the Code of Good Impact Practice will support organisations to discuss and explore impact practice within their organization.

The Code of Good Impact Practice was launched in June 2013 through the Inspiring Impact UK initiative to provide clear principles and guidelines on impact practice for voluntary/ community groups. Each principle includes a brief description of what ‘good’ impact practice looks like, an explanation of why it’s important, and ideas for how it can be applied in practice.

The Code, containing 8 principles, is structured around the impact life-cycle: Plan, Do, Assess, Review and sets out guidance on a range of areas including the need for:

  • clarity of purpose on the desired impact you wish to make;
  • shared responsibility for impact within the organization;
  • proportionality in use of measurement approaches and methods for impact; and
  • willingness to change what you do based on impact findings.

This Workshop will provide opportunity for participants to think about their own impact practice and assess this against the principles of the Code. Participants will also hear about other resources available to help with developing impact practice.

Programme Session: 12 - 2.30 pm
Lunch served at 12.00pm
Session Start: 12.15pm

  • What we mean by “impact practice”
  • How and why the Code of Good Impact Practice was developed
  • The Principles of the Code and how the Code may be used
  • Group discussion on the practical application of the Code at an organizational level
  • Feedback on the Code as a tool to support impact in the sector
  • Discussion on how good impact practice could be supported

Find out more about the Code and Inspiring Impact UK initiative at www.inspiringimpact.org

To book a place contact Tracey@co3.bz or Tel: 028 9024 5356
Cost: No Charge, sandwich lunch provided