Can robust governance and entrepreneurialism really mix?

With a seemingly ever-increasing focus on control and standards in the third sector comes a heightened awareness of the need for robust governance. Alongside this comes a call for social enterprises and charities to re-invent themselves into more entrepreneurial organisations to improve their chances of long-term survival.

So can robust governance and entrepreneurialism really mix? (more…)

Meeting the challenge of proving impact in the voluntary sector

proving impact in the voluntary sector

In today’s climate, more than ever before, proving impact is an ever-growing challenge for smaller community and voluntary sector organisations. Critically, funders regularly ask for impact assessments – using terms such as ‘added value’, ‘value for money’, and ‘cost benefit’ that can leave you wondering what this all means, and how it applies in your context. Often trying to work out this impact seems like a game that needs be played, but if you don’t get it into perspective it can put you on a losing streak. (more…)