903, 2017

David Hounsell speaks at ‘The Art of Impact’ event

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Charities, Data Analytics, Social & Environmental Impact|Tags: , , |

On March 1st, Blackbaud hosted ‘The Art of Impact’, an event focused on demonstrating impact and outcomes as a non-profit organisation. The audience of non-profit leaders heard talks from two experts, followed by a lively Q&A. Our Head of Impact, David Hounsell, spoke on the importance of an impact strategy, taking a holistic approach to impact, using theory and logic, valuing data systems and processes and treating impact as a change management programme that involves the entire organisation. Watch the video below to hear David’s presentation:
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3101, 2017

Access Impact Management Programme

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Charities, Social & Environmental Impact, Social enterprises|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Aleron is delighted to have been appointed an approved provider for the new two-year Impact Management Programme, funded by the Access Foundation and Power to Change. The Impact Management Programme aims to build the capacity of charities and social enterprises to manage their impact, with an ultimate view to helping them access social investment and/or build their commissioned income.

The programme combines training, grant-funding, peer support, expert advice and an online platform.

There are two strands to the programme:

  1. Pathway – for organisations that are new to impact management
  2. Growth – for organisations with more developed impact practices, seeking investment/contracts

Aleron will work with ventures […]

1612, 2016

Driving Impact Through Networks – Briefing Paper

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Social & Environmental Impact|Tags: , , , , |

“Alone we can do little; together we can do so much”

Organisations are increasingly realising the power of networks to create the greatest impact for society. Working collaboratively with a network of partners can increase your reach, generate efficiencies and stimulate innovation.

Yet, approaches to working in networks vary widely and each approach has a unique set of associated challenges. In our latest Briefing Paper, Aleron brings together the insight of expert practitioners in the field to bring clarity to the complex area of network working in the social sector.

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1612, 2016

Network Impact Event, 1st December 2016

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Social & Environmental Impact|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On the 1st of December 2016, Aleron and Sinzer co-hosted an event bringing together over 50 leaders from charities, foundations, investors, and peak bodies to discuss network impact. At the event a range of experts from frontline practice, investment, and research backgrounds shared their first-hand experience, practical lessons, and reflections on the future of impact in networks.

Four key themes emerged through the session:

Theme One: Network impact is a post-organisation mindset

Bethia McNeil, Director for the Centre for Youth Impact, argued that the sector’s current approach to doing impact is often individualistic, expensive and protectionist. Network impact offers the chance to go […]