New infocus and Upshot are joining forces

inFocus and Upshot are joining forces to offer the first end  solution for organisations to measure and maximise their social impact.

Until the 31st January 2018 you can get 15% off a combined Upshot/ inFocus annual software and training licence. This combines the powerful features of Upshot with access to over 50 hours of online, interactive inFocus training on the 7 Steps to Measuring and Managing Social Change. 

The joint offer will enable you to:

  • Develop a powerful BLUEPRINT for your social change
  • Build robust processes and practices to MEASURE your IMPACT
  • PROJECT MANAGE your delivery work
  • Create high quality REPORTS
  • EVALUATE and LEARN from your work to celebrate success and make 'course' corrections

Launched in 2012, Upshot is an online project management tool, developed by the Football Foundation, the UK's largest sports charity, to support organisations delivering and funding community based projects to manage, monitor and evidence their work, and prove their impact. 

In 2016, inFocus launched their 7 Steps Training Programme, drawing on 10 years of experience to create a comprehensive programme of training and support for organisations to measure their impact and take action to increase the impact and financial sustainability of their programmes.   The training is based on the 7 Steps Guide (click here to access).

Fast forward a year, and both organisations realised that they could add significant value to funders and deliverers of community-based projects by bringing together the Upshot software and inFocus training into one holistic package. The partnership will draw upon the expertise of both Upshot and inFocus staff, alongside a combined track record of working with over 1000 organisations in over 50 countries, across the sport and non-sport landscape.

The journeys for both Upshot and InFocus started with the aim to help and assist organisations who “do good” to better demonstrate their impact. In Upshot’s case, this was through an online measurement and evaluation tool and in the case of inFocus, an in-depth training manual and curriculum looking at the fundamentals that sit behind all social change initiatives. The partnership now sees not just a complimenting of skills, but more importantly two much needed offerings coming together to enhance organisational programming and facilitate social change. 

 A funder or deliverer of a community based project can now develop a theory of change and measurement framework using inFocus online training and templates, enter/manage/report on the data collected using the Upshot software, and then learn how to analyse the data to improve programming and report effectively to funders and stakeholders.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this great offer for 2018, then just click here to find out more and register your details to receive the full discount!