How do you know if you are making a difference?

We offer expert support and software to help you understand, track and report on the outcomes that matter – so that you can make the case for your work and have the biggest impact.

How Do You Know If You Are Making a Difference? A Practical Handbook for Public Service Organisations

Co-authored by Matter of Focus Directors Sarah Morton & Ailsa Cook, and published by Policy Press, this practical handbook pulls together the Matter of Focus approach to understanding, tracking and reporting on the difference your work makes. It draws on everything they have learned from working with more than 180 organisations and sharing some stories of our pioneering clients.

Some of the inspiring organisations we’ve helped

I can’t think of any other piece of work I’ve been in that has this combination of the really great model with the really great software and the support model.
Stephen Finlayson
Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra
It has been a privilege to work with you – the partnership has led to so much insight and learning – which has underpinned our growth and confidence in our approach.
Flora Henderson
Alliance Manager for Future Pathways
Since the workshop we’ve integrated your approach into our own impact planning workshops and the response has been incredible – our academics are able to produce clear, targeted, and (most importantly) helpful impact and evidence planners that they can use to help them develop grant proposals, engagement research, knowledge exchange activities, and evidencing activities.
Sian Moody
Impact Evidence and Evaluation Manager, University of Exeter