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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Action on Hearing Loss is rolling out an outcomes measurement system for each of its beneficiaries to use, with help from their support workers.
Dr Kath Edgar explains how a government-funded IT project is helping to standardise the collection of impact data on youth activities.
Intelligent Giving may yet be consigned to the history books as New Philanthropy Capital struggles to secure funding to revive the charity comparison website.