Inspiring impact: the code of good impact practice

Inspiring Impact is a programme that aims to change the way the UK voluntary sector thinks about impact and make high-quality impact measurement the norm for charities and social enterprises by 2022.

This guide provides broad, agreed guidelines for focusing on impact. It sets out a cycle of impact practice and a series of high level principles to follow. Each principle includes a brief description of how impact practice would look if it was 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.