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Barriers to systems change: What we’re hearing from the sector

on 21 February 2020 , 6 minute read

Systems change is attracting more and more attention lately. Charities and funders have been telling us what barriers they face when ‘doing’ systems change. Here's how they might overcome three common issues.

State of the Sector 2020: Why insights and understanding are vital at this critical time for the charity sector

By Aidan Sutton and Daniel Chan
on 20 February 2020 , 4 minute read

State of the Sector is our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders. PwC are proud to once again be co-sponsors of this research, at this critical juncture for the charity sector.

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How much should charities measure?

on 19 February 2020 , 3 minute read

Doing evaluation well is often about getting that balance; not too little data that you don’t get any insights, but not so much that you’re reinventing the wheel.

Back to basics? Campaigning in a Tory majority Parliament

By Richard Darlington
on 14 February 2020 , 5 minute read

You’d need to be in your fifties to have any professional experience of operating in an environment where a Conservative government commands such a stable and substantive majority in Parliament. In this guest blog, Richard Darlington shares how to campaign in this new context.

Build on the social aspect of towns

on 13 February 2020 , 5 minute read

Dan Corry argues the 'levelling up' discussion about towns must take into account the social side not just physical infrastructure, which will require local and national government to get to grips with the social sector.

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Stronger foundations: Empathy makes you stronger

on 11 February 2020 , 4 minute read

Anne Kazimirski responds to ACF's Impact and learning report from the Stronger Foundations initiative which identifies and helps foundations pursue excellent practice.

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Should I build an app? 4 things your charity should consider first

on 7 February 2020 , 5 minute read

Is building an app right for your charity? Alex Green shares four things you should consider when thinking about digital.

Social prescribing: working to get it right

By Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices
on 6 February 2020

Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices discusses their plans to explore what’s happening in local communities, and identify the key issues and solutions for effective social prescribing.

What happens to policy after Brexit?

on 31 January 2020 , 5 minute read

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union this evening, Leah Davis shares 5 five policy changes and shifts charities should start thinking about for the post-Brexit era.

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Increasing the impact of education research: Translating How Knowledge Works into policy and practice

on 30 January 2020 , 4 minute read

Alex Green discusses the areas we identified on behalf of Templeton World Charity that could increase the impact of their Big Questions in Classrooms initiative.

Should disaster relief money fund core costs?

By Martha Mackenzie
on 29 January 2020 , 4 minute read

The challenge of distributing genuinely helpful aid is immense. The need for leadership, strategy, and organisational capacity is clear. In this guest blog, UNICEF's Martha Mackenzie makes the case for core funding in the midst of disaster relief.

Data protection day: A time for celebration and reflection

on 28 January 2020 , 5 minute read

As part of data protection day, Principal for Data, Rosario Piazza discusses the opportunities GDPR can bring for the social sector.

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