Delivered as part of the Governance in Philanthropy programme, this workshop was designed to give corporate and family business donors insight into the process of developing a “theory of change” for social investment programmes in order to achieve their intended impact and inspire change in the societies they support.   

A “theory of change” is a multi-purpose tool that describes how a project aims to bring about social impact by helping articulate the project’s mission, strategy and providing a roadmap for impact measurement.

The process of creating a “theory of change” allows organisations to articulate a process for change by identifying aims, short and long-term outcomes and goals, while also examining  assumptions. A well-built theory of change supports organisations in programme development, external communications, and is a prerequisite for effective evaluation of the work carried out.