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5 Amazing Stories About the Impact of Charities Going Digital

1 – Ashley Community Housing Since gathering all of their data in a nation-wide CRM to track beneficiary information real-time, Ashley Community Housing have become the leading data intelligence centre for refugees in the UK – providing invaluable data to authorities and agencies to inform funding priorities and programmes. Read their story >> . 2 …

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Looking for Funding for your CRM Project

Looking for Funding for your Non-Profit CRM Project Over the last two years, we have helped several of our non-profit clients to secure over £350k of grant funding to cover costs of their CRM implementation projects. Here we’ve highlighted several commonly reoccurring questions that arise within these funding applications. So if you’re thinking about applying …

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It’s about Impact Management, not Impact Measurement

Impact Management vs Impact Measurement Organisations are traditionally supported to develop theory of change models, collate monitoring reports to funders on hard outcomes and use mass data collection tools that channel data into spreadsheets for analysis – but I would argue that this approach doesn’t really assess the real-time performance and impact of a service, or give …

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How to build relationships: Economic Exchange Wrap-Up 2016

Economic Exchange Wrap-Up 2016: How to build successful relationships   Check out the top tips from over 20 sector experts on how to build successful relationships – with corporates, public sector, volunteers, members, employers, trustees, communities through to social investors. As part of our community mission over the last year, we have run 10 free events providing 40hrs of …

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Future Charity

  The Future Charity – What does it look like? Heather is a regular guest blogger on Third Sector, here’s an extract from her recent blog.         At the Charity Finance Group Large Charities Conference today, the question posed was ‘Are Charities becoming irrelevant?’ Heather Black, Managing Director of Economic Change, challenged this question:   …

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Crowdfunding for non-profits

Non-profits should try crowdfunding! This is the headline message from NESTA’s latest report on Crowdfunding. At our Community Investment Strategies event last Friday, we heard from experts including Heather Black at Economic Change CIC, Dave Boyle, Director The Community Shares Company, Lisa Gagliani, MBE, Managing Director, Lisa Gagliani Associates Ltd, and Jason Nuttall, Funding Manager, Crowdfunder.       …

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Big Potential Grants: Secure up to £150k to help win Public Sector Contracts worth over £1m

  Big Potential Advanced Grants of up to £150k are available if: Your organisation is a non-profit supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. There is an identified contract insight that you would like to apply for that exceeds £1m. There are identified areas for improvement within your organisation that if addressed could give you a better …

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Different Approaches to Community Investment

[heading]Community Investment Strategies[/heading] If you are looking to give local people the opportunity to financially invest in a tangible local community resource, or ways to maximise financial giving, you could think about [highlight dark=”no”]Community Shares[/highlight], [highlight dark=”no”]Crowdfunding[/highlight], or [highlight dark=”no”]Match-Funding[/highlight]. The approach you take will depend on the opportunity and the appetite of your community. …

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Economic Exchange Event: Community Investment Strategies

  Economic Exchange Event – Community Investment Strategies for Charities and Social Enterprises Economic Exchange events are free monthly events set up to share specialist knowledge and insight of our team and selected partners, to support socially driven organisations to transfo rm and improve the way they work. There will be an opportunity to network with speakers and …

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CFG asks ‘Is Charity Becoming Irrelevant?’

Charity Finance Group is posing the difficult question of ‘Is Charity Becoming Irrelevant?’ at the CFG Large Charities Conference in September. Heather Black, Managing Director of Economic Change CIC, will be speaking at the conference, discussing charities becoming social enterprises in order to survive and prosper in these challenging economic times. Moving forward, an ongoing reliance …

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