The Builder Plus Course

Why join the Builder Plus course?

Complement the Builder eLearning course with 7 live group webinars led by the course tutor, with peer to peer exchanges and practicals throughout. The course is run over an 8 week period and provides another level of interaction and guidance to support practical implementation.

Group Webinar Sessions

The group webinars provide a great opportunity for you to interact and learn from both the course tutor and a group of your peers, also going through the Builder course.  



In this introduction webinar you will meet the course tutor and other members of the course. The course tutor will explain how the course works and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Builder lessons to complete in advance:


Before you start: Who to involve in IMM and taking an ethical approach to IMM

Before getting into developing your IMM tools and processes, your tutor will use this first session to think about: who you can involve in your IMM; how to take a more participatory approach to IMM; and the ethical considerations across your IMM.
Builder lessons to complete in advance:
• Who to involve in IMM and how to get support? (recap.)
• How to take a more participatory approach to IMM
• How to take an ethical approach to IMM

Developing a theory of change


Your tutor will help you to develop and review the example theory of change that you will use throughout the course.  This is the basis for your indicators, data collection and analysis.  A theory of change can be a strong basis for IMM as it provides a ‘blueprint’ to of how your activities lead to outcomes and impact, that you can measure against.

Builder lessons to complete in advance:
• How to develop a theory of change
• Using a theory of change as a basis for IMM

Choosing data collection methods, software and sample size

Your tutor will help to guide you through the key decisions to make in IMM in relation to the many different methods used to collect data and measure outcomes and impact. This includes the software available for IMM and the different approaches to sampling.
Builder lessons to complete in advance:
• How to choose IMM Software
• How to get the right sample
• How to select between different data collection methods

Designing and deploying data collection tools

Effective IMM requires good quality data collection tools, and good quality questions within these tools that provide as accurate a set of answers as possible. In this session your tutor will review and provide guidance on both the example tools you have developed through the IMM: Builder course, and your planning template for deployment.
Builder lessons to complete in advance:
• How to develop question-based tools
• How to deploy common qualitative and qualitative data collection methods
• How to effectively deploy data collection tools

Analysing your data


Analysing data and drawing out learning can be an exciting part of the IMM process, although it can be difficult to navigate through the different options for conducting analysis and work out where to start.  Your tutor will guide you through the different approaches to the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data that are covered on the IMM: Builder course. 

Builder lessons to complete in advance:
• How to conduct quantitative analysis
• How to conduct qualitative analysis

Using learning to drive fundraising, investment and communication

Learning from your impact measurement process can really help to tell your story effectively and aid overall communications, which in turn drives income generation and helps to build stronger relationships with stakeholders. Your tutor will talk through how to maximise the end-products from your IMM processes and help you to make decisions about the best way to communicate your impact.
Builder lessons to complete in advance:
• How to write an impact report
• How to use IMM to support fundraising and investment