Tools and Resources

Free IMM Tools and Resources

Below you can find a comprehensive suite of free downloadable Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) guides for our Impact Community Members. The materials are aligned to our IMM courses, particularly the IMM Builder course which provides step-by-step guidance on how these can be further developed and adapted to your own projects, supporting you into putting them into practice.

Downloadable IMM guides

How to Develop Outcomes

This one-page guide covers the basics of developing an ‘outcomes pathway’: how to create outcomes and what factors to take into consideration to ensure they are clear and realistic.

Existing Indicator Resources

This document provides a directory table of various resources that we have collated which can help you discover existing indicators within the social impact sector.

How to Develop Indicators

Developing indicators can be a complex and time-consuming process. This guide will take you through the key steps in designing and developing indicators based on good practice.

Questions for Thematic Analysis

We take you through the key phases of conducting a thematic analysis with your qualitative data; developing codes and review themes before putting all of your data together.

Questions to Interpret Quantitative Data

In this one-page guide we pose four simple questions that you can ask yourself when interpreting your quantitative data in a chart, graph or table, for a comprehensive analysis.

Selecting Data Collection Methods

In this guide we propose nine points to take into consideration when choosing the most appropriate data collection methods for your impact measurement evaluation.

Testing Data Collection Tools

In this guide we outline the ways in which you can conduct basic tests of your tools and what to look out for when testing them to ensure your results are valid and reliable.

Tips for an Ethical Approach to IMM

This guide will take you through the ethical considerations you need to take, suggesting a number of steps that you could take in your evaluation so that everyone stays safe.

Tips for a Participatory Approach to IMM

How to apply a participatory approach to your IMM; including different stakeholders and organisation members at different levels across the evaluation process.

6 Tips for Developing Questions

In this document we suggest six ways to help ensure you create the most appropriate and impactful questions, which could be used in a variety of data collection tools.

Displaying Quantitative Data

We have produced a table which outlines a variety of ways to present your data, and the advantages and disadvantages of each method so you can find the one that suits your needs.

How to Form Evaluation Partnerships

This guide provides general advice on forming partnerships between non-profit organisations and academic institutions to support with the monitoring, evaluation and research.

Writing Evaluation Terms of Reference

In this guide we share five external guides that can help you to write a Terms of Reference (ToR) document: to outline the objectives and scope of the evaluation, responsibilities, and more.

How to Conduct Interviews

Conducting interviews, or key informant interviews (KPIs), are a key data collection method in evaluation and research. In this guide we share tips on how to conduct interviews.

How to Conduct Focus Groups

Running a focus group can be an effective way to collect qualitative data, helping to balance and add depth to quantitative data. We share our tips on how to conduct focus groups.

All this, and much, much more...

If you’d like to explore more of our open-access IMM resources, why not check out our e-Learning Lab? It hosts two interactive e-Learning courses FREE for our Impact Community Members.  


We also have bi-monthly IMM webinars held by the senior consultants at inFocus, again with free access exclusively for Impact Members  – find out more and register here.


And if you still can’t get enough, why not explore our Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) Builder course? The course takes users on an in-depth journey into how to develop the tools and processes needed to effectively measure and manage impact. Supporting you with step-by-step guidance on how these can be further developed and adapted to your own projects, supporting you into putting them into practice.