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Inspiring Impact Reconnect Session

06 November 2015

CO3 and CDHN are pleased to be running a joint reconnect session to support leaders and their organisations that have either started or are thinking about starting impact measurement. This session is focused on offering participants practical support.

This half-day session will take place on Tuesday 17 November, 9.30am – 1.00pm at 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast.


9.00am – 9.30am            Registration and networking
9.30am – 11.00am          An honest conversation between Third Sector leaders and funders on impact practice

Two of the organisations involved in the Funders Pilot Programme, Public Health Agency and Department of Social Development, Sharon Polson, and MindWise from the Voluntary and Community Sector will reflect on their experiences and lessons learned from participating in Inspiring Impact Pilot Programme.

11.00am – 11.15am        Comfort break
11.15am – 1.00pm         Lessons learnt and next steps

In the second part of the session we will be hearing from following organisations:  PlayBoard, Gauge NI, Age NI and Volunteer Now. This session will focus on, resources, tools and next steps for impact practice.

Please email Tracey@co3.bz  to confirm your attendance by Friday 13 November 2015.

The objectives of the Reconnect session are to:

  1. Gain feedback from organisations and funders, who have started to consider impact measurement.  Find out on where they are in terms of the impact cycle, and how they have progressed in the last year, and find out what areas they would like more help with.
  2. Discuss, open and honestly, our approaches and thoughts on impact practice.
  3. Look at local resources that are currently available to help them with the different stages of the impact cycle.
  4. Practical advice from impact practitioners on what they might do next to progress their impact practice. 

In the first part of the morning we will hear experiences from organisations from both strands of Inspiring Impact Pilot Programme; the funders and the community and voluntary sector.  This will be followed by roundtable thoughts, reflections and discussions on Impact Practice;  an honest conversation between C&V leaders and funders.


Public Health Agency and Department for Social Development
Age NI
Volunteer Now
Gauge NI
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