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2111, 2016

Taking control of your analytics journey

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Businesses, Charities, Data Analytics, Foundations, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social Innovation, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

by Nicolas Ponset, Chief Executive at Aleron

The quantity of data being generated each year is increasing exponentially. The opportunity to use data to transform how organisations operate, manage talent, and create value is growing at a similar rate. But, data on its own doesn’t provide executives and other decision makers with valuable insights. In fact, when a coherent approach to data collection and analysis is lacking, working with data can fast become burdensome, expensive and distracting.

For data to deliver any meaningful value for an organisation, the information must be directly relevant to their strategic objectives. Furthermore, there must be a […]

1611, 2016

The Rise of Network Impact Measurement

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Businesses, Charities, Social & Environmental Impact, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

by Angela Wu and Jill Carman, Consultants at Aleron

It is common for organisations to overlook their wider impact beyond their beneficiaries and on other organisations and the extended community. Capturing wider impact and knock-on effects is important and can help you understand the real value of your work.

Many charities are starting to see the benefits of measuring their impact within a bigger network. Most social sector organisations operate in a complex network of influence, and ‘making an impact’ on a beneficiary often cannot be attributed to any single organisation. With this in mind, we encourage charities to think big when measuring […]

1910, 2016

Charity fundraising: responding to turbulent times

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Charities|Tags: , , |

by Jasper Joyce, Consultant at Aleron

It has been a turbulent twelve months for charity fundraising. Across the UK fundraising sector as a whole, several examples of poor fundraising practice have been exposed, and there has been much debate about what constitutes acceptable fundraising activity. Following this prolonged wave of significant public, media and political attention, The Charity Commission published Charity Fundraising: a guide to trustee duties (CC20). CC20 was published in the context of two particularly pertinent formal reviews. Charitable fundraisers must understand in full the implications of both:

1910, 2016

How can Scottish charities overcome the challenge of declining public trust?

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Charities, Data Analytics|Tags: , , , |

by Christine Corlet-Walker, Consultant at Aleron (Scotland)

In June, Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR released its research findings from The Scottish Charity Surveys 2016. The report highlighted a decline in the public’s trust in Scottish charities in 2016. This came shortly after similar findings were uncovered through a UK wide Charity Commission report conducted by Populus, Public Trust and Confidence in Charities, 2016.

With part of the Aleron team now based in Edinburgh, we are beginning to understand this local context first hand.

The findings are stark. The Populus report showed that trust in charities has fallen by 15% in the past […]