Charities spend too many hours filling out monitoring reports for funders. This gets in the way of learning. We tried to quantify that effect and understand why.
Companies working together is illegal. Charities working together is the key to building strong communities. Systems and tools for charities should reflect that. That’s why we’re building a Community Impact Platform.
Danny Kruger’s report on levelling up communities is a sensible blueprint. We've got some implementation suggestions.
Big Tech companies aren't going to build the digital tools we need to encourage volunteering. We need to look elsewhere.
Understanding the hidden costs of grant making - how complex monitoring and unsuccessful applications can outweigh the value of a grant
Practical solutions for signposting community sector support
What we have been up to over the past few weeks
London's Social Mobility "puzzle" is not real. It's an invention of dubious statistics.
Other than a nice sounding TLA (three letter acronym), what is this CRM we keep talking about, and why do we think you should use one.
Data, and big data in particular is something of a buzzword at the moment. But, why might funders need to think about the quality of their data, and how should they go about getting good quality data.
Council support can be unintentionally directed to those they have most contact with; not necessarily the people most in need.