Impact for Growth update: Our first grant applications

30 May 2017

The first batch of applications for the Impact Management Programme's Impact for Growth strand are in. Our Head of Grants, Deborah Smart, talks about the application journey and the proposals we have received so far.

Recapping the first round of our Liverpool Fund

16 May 2017

​ In 2014 we launched the Liverpool City Region Impact Fund. Last year we made the first round of investments . So how did we get on? And what did we learn during the process?

The lessons of the Lords Charities report

31 March 2017

The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities published its report this week. Jonathan Jenkins, our outgoing Chief Executive, gave oral evidence to the Lords and as he moves on he reflects on the report and the potential for change.

What to consider before embarking on a CRM Journey

8 March 2017

Many charities and social enterprises are under increasing pressure to improve the flexibility and efficiency of their systems and we’re no different. We’ve recently put a new customer relationship management system (CRM) in place and learnt a bit along the way.

Futurebuilders: What does it mean today?

31 January 2017

Futurebuilders, the social investment fund launched in 2004 to help charities and social enterprises deliver public services, has seen 50% of the original investment paid back. But what does this mean for social investment today?

Trading faces: Refreshing our brand

15 December 2016

You may have noticed that our look has changed recently.

Here is the story our brand refresh, why it was (badly) needed and what your organisation might be able to learn from our experience.

Discussing social investment in the House of Lords

3 November 2016

Our Chief Executive Jonathan Jenkins was invited by the House of Lords to give evidence to the Select Committee on Charities. He blogs on this fascinating (if slightly nerve-wracking) experience.

Why I’m excited about The Reach Fund

24 October 2016

As we launch the Reach Fund, a brand new investment readiness programme funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, Jonathan Jenkins explains why he is so excited about it.

Our plan: achieving our vision and mission

15 August 2016
Jonathan Jenkins introduces our three year plan and how we plan on fulfilling our vision and mission in the coming years.

Catalysing impact deal flow in East Africa

17 June 2016
Jonathan Jenkins discusses the latest report on impact deal flow in East Africa and what its findings mean for the future of international social investment.

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