Launched last week by Community Research, the What Works website is a brand new, NGO-friendly website to help your evidence your results. It’s a treasure trove of tools, case studies and resources to help you develop an outcomes framework, select tools for gathering data, to know and show the difference your organisation makes.   What Works is part of a host of sites run by Community Research. Community Research aims to build research capacity in the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector, by sharing research and good practice and connecting people. Community Research also hosts the Community Research and Whānau Ora Research sites. In 2013 Community Research surveyed the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector and found that organisations are experiencing significant pressure to evidence their effectiveness and impact. A Thinkpiece was commissioned and a small scale sector consultation also occurred in 2013, to identify in more detail the support that organisations need.   The What Works website is designed to address these needs and help groups in the sector to evidence their outcomes. It is the first step in a larger What Works project, involving training and capacity building associated with the site. Priority audiences for this website are frontline workers, managers and governance members of small to medium sized community and not for profit organisations that receive public funding.  

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