The Code of Good Impact Practice

8 Sep 2014 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 18 Feb 2015

The Code of Good Impact Practice provides broad, agreed guidelines for focusing on impact.

Many non-profit organisations understand the need for good impact practice and want to get better at it. But they can encounter different definitions, confusing explanations, multiple methods, and sometimes contradictory advice.

The Code of Good Impact Practice provides broad, agreed guidelines for focusing on impact. It sets out a cycle of impact practice and eight high level principles to follow. Each principle includes a brief description of how your impact practice would look if you were applying the principle, an explanation of why it is important and some ideas about how to implement it.

The cycle and principles that make up this document are valid for all kinds of non-profit organisations. They’re also intended to help funders and commissioners have a realistic and appropriate understanding of good impact practice for non-profit organisations.

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by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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