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What is it like to hear how others perceive your approach to learning? Pears Foundation and Corra Foundation reflect on the experience of sharing detailed case studies of their distinct approaches at the UK Evaluation Roundtable in January 2019.

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Charlotte Pace recently had the pleasure of carrying out a mid-term review of Totally Socially, and identified five things that help if you are supporting community groups to turn ideas into action.

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Start somewhere (and build on what you learn)

July 2019

Ellie Hale | CAST & Annie Caffyn | IVAR

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We approached our recently published research into whether technology is imaginable and usable for small voluntary organisations with a 'tech mindset' - test, review, share, repeat.

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We asked some of the funders who supported and advised our recent tech study to reflect on why they got involved.

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The gift of time: Practical tech tips and what we learnt from sharing them

June 2019

Lynne Dyer | Growing Links, Ellie Hale | CAST

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Responsive grant-making needs a proactive strategy

June 2019

Gilly Green | Research Associate

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As part of our recent review of the Wellcome Trust’s Public Engagement Fund, we have been thinking about what it means to be a responsive grant maker.

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'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'

June 2019

Eliza Buckley

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Since 2018, we’ve been a learning partner to the Pears #iwill Fund, supporting a network of hospital trusts to implement or develop new approaches to youth volunteering. Some Trusts are supporting young volunteers for the first time, others are extending their existing offer into new wards or to work with specific groups of young people.

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Leadership in Philanthropy – A Newcomer's Reflections

April 2019

Rebekah Goddard | Head of Learning at UK Community Foundations

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Rebekah reflects on joining the world of UK Trusts and Foundations, as Head of Learning at UK Community Foundations.

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"From subordination to reciprocation"

March 2019

Ben Cairns

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From the archive: The text of Ben Cairns’ opening remarks at the September 2011 launch of ‘Beyond Money: Funding Plus in the UK’.

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Community Health Melas

March 2019

Kevin Walsh | District Governor for Rotary Clubs throughout Cumbria and Lancashire 2013-14

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The concept is simple; give people the opportunity to have a Health MOT in a friendly, safe environment and provide them with the advice required to make appropriate lifestyle choices. This provides a framework for the NHS and local government to work with volunteers around priorities highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan – particularly around early diagnosis and prevention.

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