Multiplying social impact

Responding to the complex social problems of our time requires clear thinking, bold leadership and effective tools and processes. This is the heart of Lirata's work. We magnify the efforts of the many organisations and individuals working for positive change. We help our project partners to access key information, build skills and develop new approaches to strengthen their impact.

Helping not-for-profits succeed

Social purpose organisations face a wide range of challenges. Developing strategy, securing and retaining funding, evaluating effectiveness, engaging stakeholders, and managing compliance and risk are just a few of the obstacles that boards and managers face every day.

Our focus is to help your organisation survive and thrive within this challenging environment. Our team have many years' experience in guiding organisations through cycles of planning, development and change.

Developing effective, efficient and accountable services

Funders and policy makers are responsible for achieving positive impact at community level. It's complex work to design and commission evidence-based responses, and to build workforce capability and sector coordination to deliver on them. Operating within a climate of political exposure and public scrutiny adds further challenge.

Our evaluation, systems review, policy development and stakeholder consultation services increase program effectiveness, aid accountability and foster collective impact.


Research and evaluation services

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Evaluation
Gather the insights you need to manage programs and services, improve your work, make key decisions, and advocate for change.
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Impact measurement
Identify the key outcomes and impacts that you are working towards, and assess how effective your work is in achieving them.
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Data systems & reporting
Capture the data you need to manage your projects and services, and analyse the key insights using custom reports and dashboards.

Services to strengthen people and organisations

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Design & review
Design best-practice models for positive social outcomes, and review your work and your organisation to increase your effectiveness.
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Training & mentoring
Build the knowledge, skills and confidence to make your best contribution to outcomes for your organisation and your community.


What our partner agencies say about us

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Kathryn Robb
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager
Djirra

As an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, design and evaluation processes have had a long history of being externally imposed and top down. We chose Lirata as we wanted to work with external consultants with the right technical skills but who also understood the importance of participatory processes and relational ways of working. Lirata brought both of these aspects to the Evaluation Needs Assessment and the process and findings they led have set up the foundations for future monitoring/evaluation & learning work at Djirra.

Lirata were a good fit for Djirra and we continue to touch base and see them as accompanying our MEL journey rather than just providing a one-off consultancy product.