Funders, commissioners and individual supporters want to know that you can make a difference before they’ll donate to your cause. Demonstrating your impact may not bring money straight into the bank tomorrow, yet clearly evidenced outcomes will go a long way to ensuring a healthy financial future for your organisation.
Knowing your impact can also help you identify gaps in your services and highlight what’s working and what isn’t so that you can improve your delivery to meet the needs of the people you support.
Excel is the perfect tool for effectively and efficiently keeping track of information, analysing data, crunching numbers and presenting the results in an easy to understand way. It’s also ideal for charities and community organisations that are not yet at the stage of developing or buying a database.
Join this course to gain a good understanding of using Excel to monitor and evaluate your services and get the practice you need to start applying your knowledge to your everyday work.
Is this training for me?
This course is for anyone working in a voluntary or community organisation that is responsible for monitoring and evaluating outcomes. It is at Intermediate Level so is appropriate for people who already have a working knowledge of Excel. It is not suitable for complete beginners.
By the end of the course you’ll be able to:
Manage, filter, sort and view spreadsheets of multiple records
Apply complex formula as well as use various functions
Import data from other sources
Present your data in charts and graphs that you can reuse in other applications
Link worksheets & create a functional and interactive dashboard / summaries
As this course is completely hands on, giving you time to put into practice what you have learned at each stage, we have built in a working lunch. Please bring something to eat, and we will provide tea and coffee!
Kate White has been managing and developing Superhighways for more than 10 years and has a wealth of experience in voluntary sector use of ICT.
Philippa Leary has worked in the voluntary sector as an ICT coordinator, trainer and communications officer for the last 10 years. She has a wide experience of teaching MS Office software at all levels – from beginners to advanced.
This session is part of our Impact Aloud programme www.superhighways.org.uk/projects/impact-aloud funded by the City Bridge Trust.
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Superhighways provides technology support and development services to the voluntary and community sector. We deliver a range of training responding to the needs of organisations across - Sutton, Bromley, Kingston, Richmond, Croydon and Merton and beyond.
For further information on our training offer & venues, visit our Training page.
** Some training courses are currently subsidised by the City Bridge Trust under our Impact Aloud project **