Trustee Opportunity

Community Evaluation NI trustee
We are seeking to appoint additional high quality members to the Board. Do you have expertise in Strategic Management/thinking, fundraising, evaluation, consultancy, research, marketing, legal or H.R?

If so we would love to hear from you. In order for CENI to grow and progress as an organisation and give the best to our service users we are looking for dynamic, forward thinking board members who will steer CENI in the right direction.  The board meets every 6-8 weeks and this year will focus on policy development and strategic planning. 


If you would love to join our team as a non-executive board member, then please send a C.V with background and experience in any of these areas to our CEO, Kate Laverty.


Closing date is 21st June 2019 at 5pm. 

The Alliance for Useful Evidence Masterclass is coming to Belfast!

Save the date for the much-anticipated Evidence Masterclass!

What is the Alliance for Useful Evidence Masterclass?


It is an immersive learning experience for decision-makers in the third sector who want to confront the challenges of using evidence in their work and become more confident users of research. Our tailored Masterclass will draw on local examples relevant to the third sector in N.I. and will involve some co-creation in the classroom to meet the needs of participants. You will deepen your understanding of research evidence and be able to use it more confidently in your role – whether in strategic decision making, programme development, applying for funding, or explaining your work to stakeholders.

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Kate Laverty – CEO, Community Evaluation NI

Kate Laverty CEO Community Evaluation NI

Our new CEO, Kate talked recently to the Belfast Telegraph and the nijobfinder about her new role in Community Evaluation NI

We’re an independent champion for good impact practice, enabling the charity sector to improve its’ effectiveness, secure new resources, evolve its’ sustainability, and manage policy implementation.  All of this contributes to the ultimate outcome of any intervention – a healthier, happier society… CONTINUE READING

Aligning Outcomes

Aligning Outcomes Community Evaluation NI

An Experiment in co-design

In 2018, Inspiring Impact funded CENI and thrive to create a project to improve impact practice in the arts sector.


On Wednesday 3 April, we will share lessons from the Aligning Outcomes: An Experiment in co-design project at an event in Malone House, Belfast.

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Impact frameworks

Impact frameworks Community Evaluation NI

We love a good framework as a starting point for planning and assessing impact.  Over recent months, we have been working on frameworks with Forward South Partnership, Causeway Coast and Glens Cultural Services and Linking Generations NI.


We have just started work with the Community Development Health Network and the Public Health Agency (PHA) on developing and implementing an outcomes framework for the new Community Development Capacity Building Programme. 


PHA have also commissioned us to review and develop outcomes for measuring the outcomes from Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).