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A to-do list for Nick Hurd, Part 3, Impact Fund

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on 19 May 2010

In this third blog post aimed at the new British charities minister, Nick Hurd, I argue that the government should introduce an Impact Fund to support and promote the collection of evidence about charities’ impact.

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A to-do list for Nick Hurd, Part 2, Shared measurement

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on 18 May 2010

Measurement by charities is not the most exciting subject to most people. But measurement of results is an incredibly important part of running and funding charities.

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A to-do list for Nick Hurd, Part 1

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on 17 May 2010

Over the next week, we will be posting a series of blogs aimed at the new British charities minister, Nick Hurd.

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Out of proportion?

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on 14 May 2010

Funders are wonderful. Without them, much of what charities do wouldn’t get done. But as any charity will tell you, funders can also be a nightmare – not just when they won’t fund you, but also when they do.

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Welcome, PHINEO—Working on Wirkung, and Building Bridges

By Lena Baumgartner
on 13 May 2010

NPC is excited about the arrival of PHINEO.

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Is ‘personalisation’ a good idea or a recipe for trouble?

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on 12 May 2010

`Personalisation’—where people are allocated their own personal budget to spend on the public services of their choice—is a hot topic.

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Well-being, not happiness

on 11 May 2010

How often would you say you feel truly happy? Every day? Once a week? Less? It will vary greatly from person to person, from day to day, and depends on lots of factors.

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The race for online giving

By John Copps
on 10 May 2010

A few Sundays ago I stood outside my house and watched a parade of sweating rhinoceroses, Wonderwomen and Bob the Builders pass by.

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What charities can learn from an airport toilet

By Matilda Macduff
on 7 May 2010

Joe Saxton at nfpsynergy, the research consultancy specialising in non-profit organisations, recently wrote an editorial encouraging charities to use ‘nudging’ to increase revenue from donations. This got us thinking about how else the effectiveness of the sector could be improved through ‘nudging’.

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What’s your return?

By Lucy Heady
on 5 May 2010

If you’ve been to any conferences in the third sector over the last year, you’ve probably heard people using the term ‘SROI’. It seems like hardly a day goes by without someone asking me whether I think they should do one.

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Impact measurement: where the world is

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on 4 May 2010

As part of NPC’s drive to evaluate our effectiveness (which includes having our annual report analysed), I’ve been researching how the charity world has changed to see if it has moved any closer to achieving our vision of a third sector where impact measurement is the norm.

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A fundraising revolution

By Lucy Heady
on 27 April 2010

Running 26 miles, sitting in a bath full of baked beans for 5 hours, wearing jeans to work and reading a charity’s annual report—which one is the odd one out?

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