Through our work we get to meet and talk to driven, passionate and inspiring people working in communities across the country. Recently, we caught up with Karen Chandler, Chief Officer of Pembrokeshire People First.
The Floating Classroom - 'Shamefully these experiences are becoming a luxury'
Simon Ryder runs The Floating Classroom, a huge electric barge moored in Paddington. It is used to teach school children, families and community groups whilst travelling along the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals.
Learning in responsive grant making – Thinking out loud
In recent months we have been looking into theory and ideas that might help us figure out just what good learning looks like.
Refugee and Migrant Centre - 'We deliver services in over 40 languages'
The Refugee and Migrant Centre are responding to the vast increase in demand - growing from being a small to a medium sized organisation.
Volunteering and early childhood outcomes: an evidence review
Leila Baker, Head of research at IVAR shares the story behind the research. Bringing together the team, how the research questions were formed and discovering gaps in the evidence.
Taking a strategic learning approach to evaluation
Nick Wilsdon, Learning & Evaluation Manager at the National Foundation for Youth Music shares his experience of embedding a strategic learning approach to evaluation. He highlights the journey of change, concluding with helpful tips for anyone embarking on a similar journey.
On the shoulders of giants: Charity leaders call for a ‘humble and modest’ social investment market
Leila Baker, Head of research at IVAR shares some of the points made by speakers and guests during the lively Q&A session at our recent launch event for Small charities and social investment.
How are we doing? A quick account of the Barrow Cadbury Trust strategic review
Sara Llewellin, Chief executive at Barrow Cadbury trust shares her experience of the IVAR strategic review process.
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