|The Prove It! Toolkit will help you evaluate your community project by:
Click here for more on the Background to the Prove It! Toolkit and an overview of the Methodology.
- Involving volunteers and beneficiaries in telling their project’s story
- Looking beyond the ‘easy-to-count’ to the important changes that might be happening for the participants and the communities in which they live
- Investigating how change takes place, and how to improve impact
- Sharing and building on the learning gained from peoples’ experiences of taking part
The Prove It! Toolkit website has been developed by nef consulting, with support from the Big Lottery Fund
|The Prove It! Toolkit draws its inspiration from a decade of nef’s work in participation and evaluation. The original handbook was published in 2000 in response to a need identified by Groundwork UK and nef to measure the real effects of neighbourhood renewal on local people.
The Toolkit follows three steps: deciding what to measure with a Storyboard, collecting information with a Survey and looking back on what actually happened with a Project Reflection workshop.
Each step features worksheets and instructions for undertaking a range of participative evaluation exercises. A project manager can pick and choose from these materials to support their management, measurement and reporting activities throughout the project cycle.
In addition, two supporting documents have been created to provide help with evaluation planning and reporting.
The Prove It! Toolkit has been designed to help project managers evaluate their own projects. Sometimes we find that users of the Toolkit ask for help or advice in using the different elements of the methodology, and so nef consulting are happy to offer bespoke training and support if required.