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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

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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Inspiring Impact awarded £600,000 of National Lottery funding to improve charity impact

Published21st August 2018

Today, 21 August 2018 the Inspiring Impact programme has been awarded £600k of National Lottery funding through the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

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Inspiring Impact is here to stay

Published21st August 2018

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re bringing together the best support from Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management Programme. This is possible thanks to £600k of National Lottery funding through the Big Lottery Fund, supplemented by £15k from City Bridge Trust.

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Case study: Sported’s impact practice journey

Published2nd August 2018

In this blog Judith Rankin, Development and Delivery Manager explains Sported's impact practice journey with Inspiring Impact.

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How to convince naysayers to embrace impact practice

Published20th July 2018

Without evidence, it’s hard to demonstrate that to others or to motivate your staff and volunteers. This blog covers the three steps you need to take to win over those naysayers.

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Impact Champions: A community of support

Published18th June 2018
My name is Gemma and I am the Development Lead for Cornwall Rural Community Charity. In between developing new funding bids or project with partners I have been taking a lead on our organisation’s Impact Strategy for the last 18 months. I have been a part of the Impact Champion...
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Networking for impact

Published24th May 2018

Inspiring Impact’s partner in Scotland Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) is a long-time advocate of peer learning and our experience is that people really value opportunities to make new connections and learn with, and from, their colleagues from across the third sector. In this blog Louise Bowen, Knowledge & Networks Officer, Evaluation Support Scotland explains how by networking they have created a space for improving impact.

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Top tips for CSR practitioners: why impact measurement is imperative not desirable

Published25th April 2018

It is evident that Corporate Social Responsibility is steadily becoming a key aspect of business functioning, with shared-values and community engagement acting as core means in which to boost business revenue and improve local business reputation.

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