Over the past year, the Civic Power Fund has been working with Liz Griffin at Hidden Depths Research to explore how to understand the impact of community organising.

In turn, Liz has collaborated with community organisers from across the UK to understand how they measure impact.

Evaluating Community Organising is the result of this project.

This short paper asks vital questions around whether we should be evaluating organising, and if so how.

It recommends that the Civic Power Fund and other funders adopt a collaborative learning approach, not a framework for impact evaluation.

It argues that this must start from a position of understanding what is useful to organising groups. By learning together, we can build a collective understanding of how organising is building the power of communities and gather evidence of how it can be best supported.

Read the full paper here.