NPC is grateful for the support of the Private Equity
Foundation, The Paul Hamlyn
Foundation and The Esmée
Shaks Gosh, Chief Executive of the Private Equity Foundation,
"The Private Equity Foundation doesn't believe in
measurement for measurement's sake but in the virtuous circle that
evaluation can help to create. Having access to the right
data is vital for charities which want to identify how they can
make a difference to more young lives.
However, many of the organisations we work with operate at
the sharp end of disadvantage, where key milestones for children
and young people consist of 'soft outcomes' such as improved
self-confidence or emotional health. Our conundrum was how we
could support them to measure what has previously been thought of
as 'immeasurable'. Partnership with New Philanthropy Capital
on the development of its leading Well-being tool has enabled us to
do just that."
Rob Bell, Programme Director at The Paul Hamlyn Foundation,
"We are delighted to support NPC in its aim of allowing
organisations to measure the well being of the children and young
people they work with.
As a funder, we are more likely to assist those
organisations who can show that they are achieving positive
outcomes, so being able to identify and measure impact is
We also believe that the online tool NPC has developed
combines robust, hard-nosed measures with usability - people who
are delivering services on the frontline can get to grips with it
We have been impressed by the care and attention NPC have
given to making sure a wide range of users have had a chance to
shape its design, and help with its development. We hope that
many organisations try it out, and also that other funders consider
how it might assist their grantees.
With the results of surveys NPC send to users, organisations
are much better placed to understand where they make most impact
and where they might need to re-think their approaches."