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Theory of change: eight common mistakes

What is a ‘theory of change’? Why have they become so popular and how can charities and social enterprises avoid some of the common pitfalls when creating one? We asked impact experts The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) for the answers. Here is what the TSIP team had to say. Theories of Change (TOC) are becoming par for […]

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France: the country with one million social investors

In the global landscape of social investment, the UK thinks of itself as a world leader and one could wonder if France even appears on the map. It does. France’s social investment marketplace  is growing and, while looking to London for inspiration, the French are building on their own philosophical and political history to develop a […]

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Bridging the rhetoric and reality divide in social investment

As Numbers for Good closes its first round of investment, co-founder Dominic Llewellyn reflects on the journey of the organisation so far and how it is seeking to help more organisations take advantage of social investment. Three years ago I met a Belgian banker with a social soul. In a bar at St Pancras Station we […]

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Big Society Capital backs social investment catalyst Numbers for Good with £250,000 investment

Numbers for Good today announced it has raised £250,000 investment from Big Society Capital, the social investment wholesaler. The investment will help Numbers for Good expand its operations so that it can better achieve its mission to help social enterprises and charities access social investment and to attract new organisations and individuals to invest socially. Numbers for […]

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Top tips on getting governance right

What does good governance look like and why can these structures be so pivotal to your social enterprise’s success? Investment associate at Numbers for Good Sarah Chu explains all. What do you think when you hear the word ‘governance’? For many social entrepreneurs it can inspire feelings of frustration, boredom and even feel like a barrier […]

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