What’s the impact wheel and why should I use it?

The Impact wheel is a concept which can be used in all areas of your charity and where you collect data.


We developed it when we saw that people were quite good at collecting and reporting on data but didn’t always use it themselves.


The idea with the wheel is that if you take small steps in each of the 4 areas and they have ripple effects in the rest of the wheel. For example, if you nail down what data you want to collect (using a theory of change model, for example), staff will be more motivated to collect data that data. Then, the data will be easier to analyse as it’s more streamlined. You can then use this data to start making decisions about your services, or review what data you want to collect- a ripple effect.


You can find out more about the impact wheel in our free 15 minute webinar.