#SharedMeasurement: Greater than the sum of its parts [launch event]

On 11 February 2016, Inspiring Impact launched their new report on the value of shared measurement with an event held at NCVO and hosted by NPC. Delegates heard from some of the charities featured in the report who have adopted shared measurement approaches and benefited as a result.


  1. The event was heavily oversubscribed, so Inspiring Impact decided to live-stream the event via Periscope for those who couldn't sign up, or who couldn't make it to London to participate.
  2. The event was chaired by Tris Lumley, Head of Development at NPC, who helped found the Inspiring Impact programme. Following his opening remarks, Sarah Handley, Senior Consultant at NPC and co-author of the report, introduced shared measurement: what it is, and how it can help charities and social enterprises shape services and improve their impact.
  3. 'Shared measurement involves charities and social enterprises that work on similar issues - and towards similar goals - reaching a common understanding of what to measure in terms of the outcomes and impact of their work, and developing the systems to do so.'
  4. The next speaker was Diana Barran, CEO of SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse by training and supporting domestic violence professionals and organisations. She explained how a shared measurement approach has benefited the domestic violence sector.
  5. SafeLives set up Insights - the largest national database of domestic violence cases - to pool information and data, and to use this to improve services and inform policy.
  6. Diana shared lessons from SafeLives' work, and offered advice to others who wish to pursue a shared measurement approach in future.