How can PBE help your charity? Using the skills of economists, PBE provides pro bono support to charities to help them: Measure, understand and articulate their impact Influence and inform policy Make best use of their data What difference would PBE make to my charity? PBE’s pro bono services are practical, tailored to each charity that we work with, and produce credible results. We can help charities to: Charities that receive PBE’s support gain a better understanding of how the services they provide make a difference in the lives of those they help. When combined with practical support on managing their data efficiently, this gives them strong foundations to monitor outcomes over time and explore how changes to their services can increase their impact. Influence policy. Many charities use the work PBE has done for them to support their campaigns to change policy and to provide evidence to policymakers such as MPs, Select Committees and local government. Policymakers can rely on PBE’s rigorous and independent analysis. The volunteer economists that PBE works with are also often in positions of influence, with many coming from the civil service and regulators. Increase their funds. In a challenging fundraising climate, growing numbers of funders are asking for evidence of how charities impact society and the value that their work brings. PBE helps charities to build this evidence for their interventions and to describe them in an impactful way to strengthen their case for support. Improve their skills. In surveys, two thirds (67%) of charities say that undertaking impact measurement is ‘very important’ to them but many don’t have the skills or time to do it effectively. PBE’s economists are experts in impact measurement and evaluation. Their extensive experience is at charities’ disposal to help them to learn, build their skills, and save them time. What are the different services PBE provides? PBE provides a range of services to small-to-mid-sized charities to help them measure, understand and better articulate their impact, influence and inform policy and make best use of their data. Whether they benefited from short-term support or in-depth evaluation, 94% of the charities that PBE has worked with say they would recommend us. Service Description Time Data First Aid Support from a dedicated volunteer economist who can help charities with data analysis or visualisation, spreadsheets or short pieces of research 1-5 days supportover a 1-2 month period Unlocking Impact Workshop Flagship introductory workshop for charities to learn about the economic approach to measuring and valuing the impact of their work Half day interactive workshop Workshop Plus In addition to attendance at an Unlocking Impact Workshop, charities receive one-to-one sessions with PBE economists to help them take their next steps towards measuring, understanding and articulating their value. These bespoke sessions help charities build a framework for their data, identify potential evidence sources to use in an economic evaluation, and choose which outcomes they want to focus on. 0.5-5 days additional expert economist support over a 3 month period Projects Analysis In depth economic evaluation to measure the impact of a charity or intervention on wider society against the costs of delivery. Typically, this type of project might allow the charity to say “for every £1 spent, we generate £X of benefits to society” 6-18 month projectled by expert economists and volunteers Advocacy Rigorous analysis of evidence to quantify the benefits of policy change or the cost of a problem, e.g. cost to UK taxpayers for failing to support children exposed to domestic violence Advisory Detailed assessment of the feasibility of a project; whether there is sufficient data and/or evidence available to undertake an Analysis or Advocacy project. If there is not, expert economists will endeavour to advise charities on the steps needed to make a robust economic evaluation possible in the future. How can my charity get PBE’s help? If you have a support request, please visit the service page of your interest (Data First Aid, Analysis, Advocacy, Advisory, Unlocking Impact Workshop) and follow the instructions. If you have any questions about this process, please email us at [email protected].