Making a difference
Your social purpose projects and programs are about making a positive difference for the community. It’s not always easy, though, to define exactly what results you are after. We will guide you through the process of impact measurement: clarifying the set of outcomes that matter in your work, designing your data collection, and reporting on your results.
Our collaborative impact measurement process brings your key stakeholders together to discuss common goals and to identify key outcomes and impacts. We will help you to document these through a program logic, theory of change, or outcome measurement framework. The shared understanding and commitment which are built though the process of discussion are as valuable as the documents produced.
Collect the right data
What data will you need to measure the effects of your work? We will help you to create a practical set of indicators and data collection tools to track outcomes and refine your work.
Communicate the results
Outcomes data is not useful unless it's communicated. We help you to prepare impact reports that demonstrate to stakeholders the value of your work, and that pinpoint the areas where further improvement is needed.
Since 2010 Lirata's consulting team have been supporting social purpose organisations to develop and use impact measurement processes. Our consultants have completed impact evaluations of many education, health and community sector programs. We have led the development of sector-wide outcome measurement approaches in the homelessness and legal assistance sectors.
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What our partner agencies say about us
As an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, design and evaluation processes have had a long history of being externally imposed and top down. We chose Lirata as we wanted to work with external consultants with the right technical skills but who also understood the importance of participatory processes and relational ways of working. Lirata brought both of these aspects to the Evaluation Needs Assessment and the process and findings they led have set up the foundations for future monitoring/evaluation & learning work at Djirra.
Lirata were a good fit for Djirra and we continue to touch base and see them as accompanying our MEL journey rather than just providing a one-off consultancy product.