The Charity Evaluation Working Group has been backed by the National Lottery to offer online support to charities.
A network set up to help charities prove their effectiveness has been funded by the National Lottery to launch online.
The Charity Evaluation Working Group (CHEW) was set up nine years ago and involves around 400 people representing 120 UK wide charities.
After registering as a community interest organisation last year it has now launched its website presence, after receiving funding through the National Lottery.
The website features a range of online resources and aims to connect evaluation experts to those in the sector with less experience of measuring their organisation’s effectiveness.
This includes a section where members can share examples of good practice, case studies and advice.
We’re launching our new website today t.co/E8UVvOYOtb thanks to support from @TNLComFund #NationalLottery come and take a look at how we’re sharing best practice in evaluation and helping charities change the world.
— Charity Evaluation Working Group (@CHEW_UK)
“Charities do great work, though many want to be even better,” said CHEW Chair Stephen Miller.
“CHEW started as a handful of likeminded people meeting over a coffee to discuss how evaluation could help them prove and improve their impact. In a few years, it has grown word-of-mouth to almost 400 people from across 120 organisations.
“But we know there is still lots of unmet need and demand amongst smaller charities and across the UK. This is why we are launching a new website, to make it even easier for like-minded individuals and organisations to connect and share their skills and knowledge with one another.”
Tamsin Shuker, Head of Evaluation at the National Lottery Community Fund added: “CHEW’s expansion and new website will help charities and community groups share best practice and new ideas on using evaluation to increase their impact.
“This network will ultimately help civil society better understand how they support people and communities to thrive."