Do you need social monitoring & evaluation?

Social monitoring and evaluation are crucial for smaller charities for several reasons:

1. Demonstrating Impact: Smaller charities often operate on limited budgets and resources. As such, it’s essential that they can demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of their programs to funders, donors, and other stakeholders. Monitoring and evaluation provide evidence of the outcomes and impact of the charity’s work, which can be used to attract new funding and support.

2. Accountability: Charities have a responsibility to their service users, funders, and the wider public to use resources effectively and efficiently. Social monitoring and evaluation provide a transparent and accountable way to demonstrate that the charity is meeting its objectives, delivering services effectively (and achieving value for money!)

3. Learning and Improvement: Smaller charities can use monitoring and evaluation to learn from their successes and failures, identify areas for improvement, and refine their programs over time. This learning process can help the charity to increase its impact and ensure that it continues to deliver relevant and effective services.

4. Meeting Legal Requirements: Many funders and regulatory bodies require charities to provide evidence of their impact, outcomes, and effectiveness. Social monitoring and evaluation help charities to meet these legal requirements and demonstrate their compliance.

In summary, social monitoring and evaluation are essential to demonstrate their impact, ensure accountability, learn from experience, and meet legal requirements. It can also help to attract new funding and support, increase impact, and deliver more effective services to their participants.

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Independent Social Monitoring and Evaluation

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Full Sutton,
York,
YO41 1LY,
England, UK