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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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Investment readiness: one-size-doesn’t-fit-all

It’s a term used often in the social investment sphere, but what does investment readiness really mean? Sarah Chu, investment associate at Numbers for Good decodes the jargon and offers helpful tips and advice for enterprises considering taking on social investment. Investment ready. A seemingly innocuous pair of words that have taken on great weight […]

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What is the secret of the social investment illuminati?

It seems that social investors are human – even those who used to work for vampires. Matt Black, Head of Community at Numbers for Good, offers some straight talking advice on how to approach these strange creatures For the uninitiated, social investment is bewildering. Awash with jargon, confusing acronyms, complicated financial structures and interminable terminology, […]

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