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Creating safe online spaces for young people

By Kelly Bradshaw-Walsh
on 15 June 2020 , 6 minute read

In this guest blog, Kelly Bradshaw-Walsh from the Centre for Youth Impact explores how social distancing has led to a new focus on safe online spaces.  

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How will social distancing change charity evaluation?

By and James Noble
on 11 June 2020 , 7 minute read

Evaluation is tough at the best of times, but the practical barriers of social distancing and the financial pressures of economic slowdown may have significant implications for what we prioritise and how we go about it.


Learning lessons about measurement and evaluation from Covid-19

on 9 June 2020 , 3 minute read

The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in urgent need, vanishing resources and huge uncertainty. In the midst of all of this, there’s new opportunities to use creativity, coordination and adaptation to gather data and evidence.

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Evaluating and learning during Covid-19

on 3 June 2020 , 5 minute read

How do you evaluate when everything around you is constantly changing? We're shifting to a developmental evaluation approach for our work on the Building Connections Fund. Elizabeth Parker explains how.

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Ten tips for facilitating online workshops

By and Ben Fowler
on 29 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Since our first paper on theory of change was published back in 2012, the NPC team has facilitated hundreds of theory of change workshops. As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, we have since started delivering them online. Here are our top ten tips for online facilitation.

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Digital services: How to connect in a time of crisis

By Dr Ariele Noble, Dr Lia Maragkou and Sarah Kendrick
on 22 May 2020 , 4 minute read

Very little has prepared mental health services for how to provide support in times of global crisis. For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, we spoke to the team behind the Shout text service about connecting with users during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How to adapt your strategy approach for times of change

By and Liz Gadd
on 14 May 2020 , 6 minute read

Covid-19 means charities must develop adaptive strategies, but how can we do this well?

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How to involve users despite social distancing

By and Liz Gadd
on 12 May 2020 , 5 minute read

With social distancing mandatory for the foreseeable future, you’re probably wondering how on earth you can still involve users meaningfully in decision making, be it consultation, co-design or co-production. There are many challenges, but now is not the time to step back.

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What help is there for charities transitioning to digital?

By and Michelle Man
on 7 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Charities are experiencing difficulties with moving their services online and supporting users who would normally access face to face services. What support is currently out there for charities looking for guidance on digital delivery, inclusion and online safeguarding?

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How philanthropists can support treatment and recovery charities

By Oliver Standing
on 6 May 2020 , 6 minute read

For anyone seeking help escaping drugs or alcohol, charities are a lifeline. But coronavirus has turned this network of support upside down. In this case study, Oliver Standing from Collective Voice talks to funders about what philanthropists can do to help.

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How philanthropists can work together

By Geraldine Tovey
on 27 April 2020 , 3 minute read

London Funders, the membership body for funders of London’s civil society, were among the first to openly display funder best practice in their response. We spoke to Geraldine Tovey to learn more about how they’re helping charities to adapt.

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The lockdown exit strategy is crucial

By and Dan Corry
on 20 April 2020 , 3 minute read

Getting out of the lockdown is a really complex task for policymakers. But it matters to all the rest of us too—those trying to run businesses or charities, or to local council leaders trying to rebuild their communities. Because we are all trying to guess what the government will do.