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Support individuals and organisations

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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Challenge and inspire the charity sector

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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Create the conditions for impact

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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How charities have reacted to Covid-19

on 27 November 2020

This report uses interviews, focus groups and an online survey of the sector to paint a detailed picture of how Covid-19 is changing charities and what this means for the future. We set out practical recommendations for charities, funders and policymakers.

Blogs

Time to rethink and rebuild

on 24 September 2020 , 5 minute read

‘Post-Covid’ is not a phrase we can use for a while. This is a moment of systemic change that demands a systemic response.

Resources

Interactive Covid-19 data for charities and funders

on 1 October 2020

Regularly updating 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.

Angela Kail
Blogs

Thoughts on how the sector can rethink and rebuild

on 28 October 2020 , 4 minute read

For our 'Rethink, Rebuild' initiative, we are researching how to support the charity sector’s adaptation and increase its resilience. In this blog, we share thoughts from charity leaders on how the sector needs to change.

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Charity boards in recovery

on 13 October 2020

We have partnered with decision-science consultancy Leapwise to explore how decision making by charity boards has changed during the crisis, and to provide support on how to strengthen this for the next chapter.

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How much government funding has the charity sector really received?

on 16 September 2020 , 5 minute read

We recently analysed the £750m support package for charities. Now that the National Audit Office has released a Covid-19 cost tracker, we take a look at how much government money for charities has actually been spent and what extra funding has likely gone to charities.

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Covid-19 charity redundancies monitor

on 11 August 2020

We’re collating all the publicly available information about redundancies in the charity sector, both actual and under consultation, so philanthropists can target their giving.

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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.

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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.

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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