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

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 […]

909, 2016

Helping young people make the most of their education

September 9th, 2016|Categories: Education & Employment, Social enterprises, Strategy|Tags: , , |

by Christine Corlet Walker, Consultant at Aleron

Over recent weeks there has been extensive policy debate on what makes for a good education. Should schools focus on attainment? Is selection within the education system beneficial for young people? Should we return to the past to look for answers in today’s education system?

Through our work with social enterprises we see a new wave of ideas and approaches being rolled out to benefit young people in education.

Last week one of these social enterprises, Evolve Social Impact, put on their three-day annual conference for Health Mentors, Educational Leaders and Partners, and we were fortunate enough to be invited […]