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North East LEP summary presentation
North East Economy
A useful presentation that gives an overview of the North East Local Economic Partnership and their priority activities. Published February 2016.
Tackling Poverty in the North: the role of third sector organisations
This report, published from the Third Sector Trends Study, shows that thousands of charities help address poverty across the North of England. It is based on a survey of 3,500 charities across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber to capture their contribution in the region.
Could social investment work for your organisation?
Good Finance UK have created this animation 'What is Social Investment?' As well as lots of case studies, the Good Finance UK website is full of useful information, tools and resources including
VONNE directory of useful contacts for VCSE sector
Our annual directory is your must-have guide to useful contacts for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. Listings include: North East funders North East VCSE networks Local authority VCSE leads The health and wellbeing landscape Criminal justice contacts
VONNE 2016 Directory web version.pdf
The community business success guide to room hire
As the first of a set of Success Guides, this guide explores how community businesses earn money from room hire. The guide is based on a benchmark analysis of the Profit & Loss data of 59 community businesses across England. These businesses either received grant funding from Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, or have applied to one of their grant making programmes
Power to Change Community Business Guide to Room Hire.pdf
How to Work Effectively with the Third Sector
This report, from the Institute for Local Governance at Durham University, summarises the main conclusions drawn from two inter-related projects with public sector bodies that were undertaken between 2015 and 2017 in North East England.
Involving users in shaping services
There is a growing interest amongst charities and funders to better understand what their users want and to shape their services accordingly. This guide from Inspiring Impact contains some practical examples of user involvement and provides tips to get started. Many organisations already involve their users in shaping service delivery, so learning from their example is the first step to better engage users.
Small Charities: how loved do they feel?
The Small Charities Coalition surveyed member charities in January 2018. Charities were asked how valued they felt by national and local government and what needed to happen for their situations to improve. This document reveals their answers.
Cyber Security: A guide for small charities
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has developed a guide specifically for small charities to help boost your cyber security against the most common types of cyber crime. The five topics covered are easy to understand and free or low cost to implement. They will help to protect your charity’s data, assets and reputation. You can also download an infographic which summarises the techniques described in the guide.
Thinking Big: how to use theory of change for systems change
When applied well, theory of change can support charities and funders to take a systemic approach to their work. This report from NPC identifies five common pitfalls that organisations fall into when using theory of change, and walks through five rules of thumb that will help organisations to use the approach to tackle complex problems.
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