Charities Evaluation Services is the UK’s leading provider of support on quality and evaluation systems for the voluntary sector.
Charities that receive public funding have to account to government funders for how they spend it and should show the impact they have achieved with it. But the cost of producing this information must be proportionate to the risks and benefits involved. Cutting unnecessary red tape can free up time and money that would be better spent focusing on the key services charities and others provide. The term for achieving this balance and avoiding poor practice is ‘intelligent monitoring’.