I was delighted to be invited to the IMPACT event in Manchester this week. A wide range of interesting people from a wide range of interesting organisations gathered to help solve a tricky problem…
A team from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Community Catalysts have been trying to grapple with “the challenges of demonstrating value for those operating below the radar of established toolkits”. This work “aims to build a framework that will help Community Catalysts CIC evidence the impact of micro providers”.
The event raised some very important issues and ones close to my heart. I must admit I have a rather cynical view about too much time being spent thinking about thinking about measuring what to measure – rather than just getting on and doing it!
However, I aim to write a more reflective blogpost on this shortly.
In the meantime, during the event we collected “burning issues” and someone drew this little picture. I love it. It struck such a chord with my Whose Shoes? concept that I wanted to give it pride of place.
The elephant in the room – how do we get people to understand other perspectives and work together?