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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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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

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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

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

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‘Don’t expect people to come to you’ and other reflections on co-production in grant-making

November 2017

Venetia Boon | Children and Young People's Grants Manager at Comic Relief

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Venetia shares her experience of getting young people involved in the grant-making process.

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Reflections on 'unrestricted funding'

November 2017

Kevin Richmond | Chief Executive at Sussex Community Foundation

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Kevin Richmond, CEO at Sussex Community Foundation, shares his reflections on the Foundation's first experience of making unrestricted, multi-year grants. This comes as we publish an evaluation of the programme, which was aimed at organisations who work with children and young people.

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'My hope is that once and for all, progress is made'

October 2017

Maggie Sanderson

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Maggie Sanderson is a carer who attended the first Herefordshire and Worcestershire partnership meeting for Building Health Partnerships. Here, she shares why she went along and what she hopes the programme will achieve.

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What it's like to be under the microscope

October 2017

Gina Crane | Communications and Learning Manager at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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Gina shares what it's like to be under the microscope as the subject of the Evaluation Roundtable's Teaching Case, which she describes as 'a ‘warts and all’ case study of a real evaluation'.

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To celebrate the publication of our new research on working collaboratively in place, we asked some of the people who took part in our case studies what advice they would give to other organisations embarking on cross-sector partnership working in a particular geography.

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