Public policy and governance in the wake of Kids Company

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.

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Spreading online impact resources

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.

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Less, but better and more useful, impact data, please

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

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