Tag Archives: Inspiring Impact

To Northern Ireland and beyond!

My Irish mother would be very pleased with me: I think I’m falling in love with Northern Ireland. Not only does it have beautiful landscape, friendly people and an excellent Titanic exhibition, but it’s seriously thinking about what it can … Continue reading

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The practice of change

By now we are all familiar with the term ‘theory of change’—the idea that charities and social enterprises should have a theory behind their work. It’s no surprise then that the past decade has seen a huge increase in the … Continue reading

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In the crowd

Tim Crabbe – Chair and Director of Strategy at Substance – on the power of crowds and an opportunity to input into the new marketplace of resources. I’ve always been a fan of crowds. It probably comes from when I started … Continue reading

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Social Value Act: A worthy act of defiance

As NPC’s survey When the going gets tough found out, times are especially hard for charities and social enterprises competing to deliver public services. Commissioners, under pressure to reduce spending fast, are focusing on cutting costs. For many, this means letting big … Continue reading

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Ich bin ein sozialer Wirkungsanalyst

Ich bin ein sozialer Wirkungsanalyst: the phrase that ended the annual conference of the Social Impact Analysts (SIA) Association in Berlin last week. Saying ‘I am a social impact analyst’ may be simple, but dig a little deeper and its meaning gets a … Continue reading

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Why impact is more important than ever

A few weeks ago charity hit the headlines again, with the release of NCVO and CAF’s report UK Giving 2012, which revealed that levels of charitable giving have fallen significantly over the past two years. Given the economic climate, this figure … Continue reading

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Keeping the frogs in the wheelbarrow: An update from the Inspiring Impact drinks

At the Inspiring Impact report launch last year, one participant said how good it was to see ‘all the frogs in the wheelbarrow.’ He was referring to the eight Inspiring Impact partners who have come together to help change the culture of the voluntary sector … Continue reading

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Survey to understand how you access impact measurement tools

Help us understand how charities and social enterprises access the tools, systems and approaches they need to measure their impact, and what we can do to make it easier.   A big thank you to everyone who contributed their views … Continue reading

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Call for tools

As part of Inspiring Impact‘s data, tools and systems strand we are inviting you to share your thoughts on the impact measurement tools you think are important for the non profit sector. We would like to know what impact measurement … Continue reading

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