Two items recently added to VolResource web pages.
On Professional Development: University of Greenwich’s Executive MBA has Social Enterprise as one of its specialist strands, new for 2016 postgraduate programme. Also see Pioneers Post news article. Applications are currently open.
A lot has been written about the problems encountered by Kids Company and its eventual collapse, much of it hot air. Coverage of Olive Cooke’s death too. Here’s a selection of the more interesting and useful material spotted so far.
The new publication ‘Sector Insight: UK Grant-making Trusts and Foundations 2015’, with analysis of 2,500 grant-making charities, also includes an exploration of geographical distribution and the (narrow) range of causes covered by the grants given.
The Inspiring Impact programme is to get Lottery funding to expand the reach of its existing tools – organisation self-assessment impact measurement tool ‘Measuring Up’ and the Inspiring Impact Hub directory of resources. The grant will cover three years work, and should increase analysis of the impact of charity work. See Civil Society News coverage.
Over 10 years after Community Planning Partnerships were formed across Scotland, the third sector experience of them has been mixed. Voluntary Action Scotland, the network body for local support organisations, has put forward a new democratic vision for Community Planning that puts local people at the centre.
A couple of articles on measuring the impact of charity activity and social investment, from thinktank NPC.
‘Why charities should collect less impact data‘ draws on findings from recent research on impact data for criminal justice charities. This identified six ‘ingredients’ for the effective use of evidence, one of which is