Civil Society Christmas Charity Quiz
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Civil Society Christmas Charity Quiz

19 Dec 2014

It's the last Civil Society News bulletin before Christmas, and we know and you know that you're just sitting at your desk waiting for the holidays. So we thought we'd see how much you know about the sector you work in. Take our festive quiz and find out how much of a charity nerd you really are.

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Civil Society Christmas Charity Quiz

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Nesta has made no grants to charities from its Impact Investments Fund

Only 15 per cent of applications to a Nesta fund to invest in innovations to help older people, children and communities, came from charities and no charity has received money from the fund yet.

Free online impact measurement tools launched for charities

Two free online tools for charities to help them measure their impact have been launched by New Philanthropy Capital as part of the Inspiring Impact programme.

Medical charities given free access to impact measurement tool

The Medical Research Council has given the Association of Medical Research Charities £1m to allow members with a research spend below £25m free access to a new impact measurement tool.

Food for thought

John Tate is seduced by marketing hype; but his new technology has a dismal ROI. 

NGOs need to look more closely at expense claims from their staff, in particular from UK staff based overseas as expatriates, and from staff who travel from the UK to field offices and projects overseas.

» VSO to slash overheads by a third

Principles into practice report by CFG, Acevo and NPC

Action on Hearing Loss is rolling out an outcomes measurement system for each of its beneficiaries to use, with help from their support workers. 

Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Eight of the UK’s top funders met last month to plan how to help increase charities’ use of technology.

Using online tools to shape youth provision

Dr Kath Edgar explains how a government-funded IT project is helping to standardise the collection of impact data on youth activities.

Intelligent Giving resurrection beset by funding difficulties

Intelligent Giving may yet be consigned to the history books as New Philanthropy Capital struggles to secure funding to revive the charity comparison website.

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