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Our team of charity experts works directly with individuals and organisations in the charity sector to improve the impact they have on their chosen causes. And we publish free charity research, insights and resources on topics like theory of change and measuring social impact so that others can benefit.

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We challenge, inspire and help the charity sector to do the best it can. We bring our charity research, insights and expertise to the key issues it faces, highlight best practice, and bring people together to find solutions.

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We know that the charity sector needs the right conditions to help it achieve change—the right policy, the right infrastructure, the right funding. So, we’re working to make this happen.

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Resources

State of the Sector 2020

on 18 May 2020

Our research captures our sector in the final few months of calm before the storm, offering insight into its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and risks, so that philanthropists, funders and policy makers can best support charities to help those who rely on them now more than ever.

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Interactive Covid-19 data for charities and funders

on 11 May 2020

Regularly updated and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis for charities and funders. We have built an interactive dashboard which shows the places most affected by Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health, ethnicity—which may put them at risk.

Events & Training

Building resilience through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis

On 4 August 2020, 3:00 pm4:30 pm

This seminar—run in partnership with the Clothworker’s Company—explores what trustees are and should be doing now that the initial shock of Covid-19 has passed.

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Coronavirus response toolkit for charities

on 26 May 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is vast. Charities will need to be resourceful, responsive, collaborative and innovative. This toolkit pulls together all the resources we think will be useful in a charity’s response to Covid-19 right now, and over the coming months.

Blogs

How can funders rebalance power during the Covid-19 crisis?

on 7 July 2020 , 4 minute read

Covid-19 has challenged the charity and grant-making sectors to do better. What can funders do to rebalance power dynamics during and beyond Covid-19? We’re encouraging funders to rebalance power by better understanding yourself, your grantees, and your goals.

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Covid-19 means systems thinking is no longer optional

on 9 April 2020 , 15 minute read

The hard reality of system interdependence is being brought directly into our homes and news feeds. What lessons will we learn? What changes will it bring? Now is the time to bring systems change out of the clouds and into the mainstream.

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Where are England’s charities?

on 16 January 2020

Are they in the right places and what can we do if they are not? In this provocation paper Dan Corry uses data to ask if the current distribution of charities around the country is what we would want in an ideal world and explores what government, funders and charities could do about it.

Resources

Theory of change in ten steps

on 9 October 2019

This new guide is a ten step handbook to creating a theory of change, built on many years of developing them for charities and funders. It will teach you the basics, our core approach, with the information you need to do any theory of change.

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Events & Training

Survey design in the charity sector

On 13 August 2020, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

This Leading Impact webinar will be exploring survey methodologies and questionnaire design.

We have a team of around 40 staff, offering a range of industry knowledge and proficiency. Learn about their skills, experience, background and current work on everything from theory of change to philanthropy impact.

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