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Does the Commission on the Donor Experience promote donor-centric or donor-led fundraising?

on 7 July 2017

The recent report by the Commission on the Donor Experience has been received by both applause, and a thread of concern. In many ways, the report is a valuable resource for the sector, but it fails to adequately address the fundamental principle of fundraising.

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How can philanthropy support children in care?

on 1 June 2017

Children in care and care leavers are some of the most vulnerable young people in society, with their outcomes still incredibly bleak in comparison to their peers. In recent research we outlined the type of work funders can support in order to help improve looked-after childrens' life chances.

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Steve Goldberg

Using SIBs to solve problems we already know how to fix

By Steve Goldberg
on 30 May 2017

The House of Lord’s Select Committee on Charities' Stronger charities for a stronger society report recently proclaimed: 'the government’s focus on [Social Impact Bonds] has been disproportionate to their potential impact.' Here Steve Goldberg explains why he disagrees.

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Education, enterprise, evidence (and the Eighteenth Century?)

on 14 December 2016

Terms like 'start-up' and 'social enterprise' sound like brand new approaches to pervasive social issues. But, as he explains below, James Noble has found that the model is not quite as new as we might think.

Charity Expert Dan Corry

Some ifs and buts around Social Impact Bonds

on 15 August 2016

Last week, in the first of two blogs, Dan Corry looked at the way SIBs have emerged as a popular new idea in social policy. Here he goes into a bit more detail about the pros and cons of using them.

Charity Expert Dan Corry

Where are we at with Social Impact Bonds?

on 9 August 2016

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) have now been part of the policy agenda for many years. In the first of two blogs, Dan Corry reflects on the state of play, and gives his thoughts on the model.

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Russell Webster

Making sense of payment by results

By Russell Webster
on 5 August 2016

Payment by results is becoming an increasingly common commissioning model, but charities frequently struggle with it. Russell Webster talks through the issues, and introduces a new tool that aims to help organisations think through whether it is right for their service.

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Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR): Two years on

on 4 July 2016

Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) is a tax break introduced two years ago to help social enterprises and charities raise finance from individual investors. This paper, written in partnership with Big Society Capital (BSC), provides a review of the use of SITR to date.

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Investing in the environment: Could money grow on trees?

on 14 April 2016

Reflecting on a new NPC report exploring the potential for social investment to fund the environment sector in Northern Ireland, Abi Rotheroe explains the opportunities and the barriers to achieving more non-grant finance.

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Social investment in Northern Ireland’s environmental NGO sector

on 11 April 2016

Our report on the potential for social investment to finance the environmental NGO sector in Northern Ireland.