How to collect outcomes and impact data

  • 1 day
  • Impact
If you want to show to potential funders and other stakeholders, what difference your work makes, then collecting credible data is a skill we can help you to develop. On this course you’ll learn which data collection methods are most appropriate for different types of project and how you can collect numbers and stories to demonstrate the effect your work has had. Through discussing practical examples you’ll learn how to develop data collection tools including questionnaires and interview topic guides – and how to ask the right questions.


By the end of the day you will have:

  • more confidence to choose appropriate data collection methods and tools from those available 

  • an improved ability to design and use quantitative and qualitative data collection tools

  • more knowledge of good practice in applying data collection processes

  • planned how you can improve the way you measure your results.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who has responsibility for evaluation or for developing tools for collecting data. If you need to design surveys, interviews or other tools to find out whether your project is making a difference, this course is for you. You should attend this course if you have already developed a theory of change, planning triangle or evaluation plan for your project. If you haven’t, then consider attending our Outcome and impact measurement or Developing your theory of change courses. If you are more interested in how to analyse and report on data, consider our Better outcome and impact reporting course. 

This course is an introductory course suitable for those new to quantitative and qualitative data collection as well as those with some prior knowledge. 

Previous attendees have said:

'Good training and useful for my work'

'Well structured day' 

'Good mix of practical exercises/examples and teaching' 

Who runs it?

The course will be run by one of our consultants from NCVO Charities Evaluation Service . The team work with more than 1,000 voluntary organisations each year, providing practical support through self and independent evaluation, impact consultancy and organisational development. 


The training will run from 09.45 until 16.30.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

All of our training courses can be delivered at your premises at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. Often if you have four or more learners, in house training may be more cost effective. 
For more information please complete our online contact form.

Contact us 

Email or phone (020 7520 9391) the training team with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.


Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30k can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Below £5 million £5 million or above
NCVO member £200.00 £355.00
Non-NCVO member £285.00 £507.00