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Welcome to the Inspiring Impact blog, where we share news, stories and advice from Inspiring Impact partners as well as some of the charities, social enterprises and funders involved with the programme. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch by emailing us on InspiringImpact@thinknpc.org

Lessons from the programme: Enabling collaboration

Published11th March 2019

Collaboration is harder than it looks. In this learning blog, Rachel Tait, a Senior consultant at NPC and Inspiring Impact programme manager, shares what she’s learned about facilitating collaboration in the programme team.

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Responding to feedback can be scary when it involves trying something new

Published7th February 2019

Here Dr Louise Bowen from Evaluation Support Scotland reflects on facilitating events for participants to discuss and find solutions to their evaluation problems.

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Learning from the Impact Management Programme grantees

Published1st February 2019

Theo Clay shares some key impact management lessons from a recent peer learning event in Manchester.

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The realities of impact measurement

Published24th January 2019

Dr John Blackmore, Chief Executive at Action West London, and grantee of the Impact Management programme shares the challenges and opportunities to organisations measuring social impact.

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One year on: What are we learning from the Growth peer network?

Published20th December 2018

The Impact for Growth Peer Network of the Impact Management Programme was set up last July and has grown from 11 to 40 members. Here Charlotte Lamb, Senior Consultant at NPC shares some of the grantees’ learnings to help the sector learn from the impact management programme.

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Indicators, data, evidence: to prescribe or not?

Published13th December 2018

Shehnaaz Latif, Lead Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, shares her tips on how organisations can work with funders to maximise the impact of their work.

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The search for star quality: good impact practice by funders

Published28th November 2018
To a charity, there is a whole constellation of funders out there. Some have big pots, some small; some relevant to the charity’s cause, others a longshot; some are warm, some cool. The various alternatives of funders’ characteristics can be both baffling and exciting. In a charity’s search for funds...
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A ‘Measuring Up!’ workshop to assess impact practice

Published21st September 2018

Sarah (NCVO CES Consultant) and Joy-Caron Canter (Director of RDLAC) share their process, experience and tips for organisations thinking of running a ‘Measuring Up!’ session.

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Royal Society of Edinburgh’s impact practice journey

Published21st September 2018

Since early 2017, the Royal Society of Edinburgh has improved their internal evaluation practices to better understand the impact it make as an organisation, with the goal being to embed evaluation into all areas of work.

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Impact champions: The network for knowledge and learning

Published5th September 2018

Networks can bring learning, best practice sharing, problem solving, peer to peer support, and a wider sectoral understanding. In this blog Catherine Manning, Membership and Networks Manager at Social Value UK and Impact Champion talks about the top things that can come from being apart of a strong and active network.

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