Measuring the Impact of Volunteers

impact chain

In an increasingly outcome driven world, how can the voluntary sector measure the difference they make? An awesome resource:
Nataly Noguer-Blue (Victoria University) collaborated with Volunteering New Zealand to compile a literature review examining international models for measuring the impact of volunteers.
The summary provides an overview of the findings and includes a table summarising the main methods that can be used and links to examples and resources. The full report provides a fuller examination of the methods.
Methods include:

  • Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • Social Return on Investment
  • Logical Framework
  • Theory of Change
  • Outcome Mapping
  • Most Significant Change
  • Life Story Approach

and more.
impact asses methods
Click here to see the summary
Click here to see the full report

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