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'Funder-led. Bureaucratic. Time-consuming. Misunderstood.' These are words used to describe grant reporting by six UK funders and six organisations they fund, at a workshop run by IVAR and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation in April. Read about the discussions and share your thoughts about grant reporting.

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Senior Researcher

May 2018

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We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, analytical and driven individual to join our team as a Senior Researcher. This exciting and diverse role will suit someone with a track-record in research, an entrepreneurial mind-set and a passion for ensuring that research is useful and usable.

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Thinking about merger? Join us on Thursday 24 May (10:00-12:30) for a free workshop looking at the drivers for merger in voluntary organisations; success factors; legal and formal requirements; and the ‘lived’ experience.

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On 13 March 2018 (9:00-16:00) please join us at the Community centred and asset based approaches to improving health and wellbeing – North East 4th annual event.

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On 20 February (13:00 – 16:30) BHP group BNSSG A Good Life in Old Age will hold their third partnership session. Please come along and help shape how the NHS engages with the voluntary sector and community organisations.

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Leah Swain, CEO of Community First Yorkshire, talks in the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about her experience of leading Rural Action Yorkshire through a merger with North Yorkshire and York Forum.

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Our Chair explains why we've launched a new area of our website designed specifically for the CEOs and trustees of small organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

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Over the past 18 months Leila Baker, our Head of Research, has been working alongside Commonweal Housing to help them enhance the way they use learning and evaluation to inform their work on housing solutions for social injustice. She shares the thinking behind the approach they have developed.

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Strategies for survival

December 2017

Blogs

At a recent Roundtable discussion for CEOs of voluntary organisations, Arvinda Gohil, CEO of Community Links, discussed her organisation's recent partnership with Catch22.

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Funders and funded in harmony?

November 2017

Blogs

Steven Marwick, Director of Evaluation Support Scotland, shares his reflections on the relationship between 'funders' and 'funded'.

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