The modernisation of grassroots and community sport in the UK has implications for everyone in the sector – is your organisation ready?
As we know, it’s no longer good enough to just count the number of people that turn up to something. We need to be able to show what happened, and what changed as a result of what we did.
Increasingly, funders are looking for organisations that can demonstrate they have planned their work by clearly defining the change they can deliver and are able to demonstrate that they have a robust methodology for measuring and evidencing that change.
This has been reflected in the Government’s new strategy “Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation”, and is the way the world should be moving. National governing bodies, county sports partnerships and others need to make sure they can adapt to this changing landscape.
We are holding this special one-day seminar to help organisations to set clear objectives, measure those outcomes effectively and evidence their impact.
The day will include looking at
- Establishing outcomes at the centre of organisational planning
- Measuring and evidencing progression
- Exploring the role modern technology can play in gathering evidence
- Communicating impact effectively
- Developing sustainability and using the above to talk to funders
Why are we doing this?
Over the last decade, the Football Foundation has worked hard at demonstrating and communicating impact, particularly utilising modern technology. Upshot has been a particular success, as it is designed to link all activities and evidence to outcomes and ‘take the pain out of collecting data’ by incorporating it into day-to-day operations.
At an affordable price and hosted at the famous Kia Oval Cricket Ground, this is a great opportunity to discuss the current challenges with like-minded organisations and pick up new ideas.