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GRIPP is a set of just five questions on each of the five things that are common to all organisations in the voluntary, community, faith sector –

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To get an idea of how things stand in your organisation right now GRIPP will ask you to think about five statements in five areas of activity. First think about whether the statement has any relevance for your organisation, does it describe something your organisation would like to do or already does. Then choose the response from the list that is the best fit for the current situation.

Here are the responses you will be asked to choose between.

  • Don’t know
  • No because this isn’t relevant to our situation
  • Not yet but this is something our organisation would like to have
  • Yes although this is something our organisation could improve at
  • Yes this is in place, working well in our organisation

At the end you will get an instant report based on your answers.

Your Report

For each of the five GRIPP strands your report will show overall how your organisation is doing at the moment.

It will give you details of some organisations that work to support voluntary, community and faith groups across Greater Merseyside who will be able to help you start to work out what your organisation could do next to develop itself.

Finally the report will show how your organisation compares to other organisations by benchmarking.

Benchmarking – what is it?

Benchmarking is when you get information about how your organisation is doing and can compare it to information about the same activities in other organisations. You can get a picture from this about where your organisation is doing really well but also an idea of what things other organisations are finding hard.

GRIPP compares your organisation with all of the other organisations that have answered the questions which is a great starting point for thinking about the future. Maybe there will be something that your organisation is better at than most in which case it could decide to either be the absolute best and become a leader in that field or it may decide that it is already good enough and that its energy is better directed at an area where there is more room to improve.


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