Website launches with free impact tools for small & medium sized charities

first_img The Inspiring Impact programme launches a new website today (15 April), with a suite of free how-to guides and self-assessment tools for small and medium charities to help them understand and increase their impact. The Inspiring Impact site has been made possible through National Lottery funding. It combines Inspiring Impact resources with those of the Impact Management Programme following their merger in August 2018, and will hold resources from across the sector, from research reports and diagnostic tools, to outcomes frameworks and surveys.The tools and resources have been co-designed with 200 charities and social enterprises, to make the support responsive and relevant to organisations trying to improve their work with limited resources. This includes the Data Diagnostic, a five-minute questionnaire that provides tailored recommendations about what data to collect, which has already been used by over 600 people to review their data collection methods. Over 110,000 people have used these resources already and by consolidating them in one place it is hoped that they will be accessible to more charities.The website is particularly aimed at small or medium charities without dedicated impact management staff and the content aims to help individuals to identify the practical steps people can take to improve their practice.The Inspiring Impact programme has been running since 2012. It is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, City Bridge Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund. So far it has supported over 70,000 charities with over £1m funding to achieve good impact practice.Judith Rankin, Development & Delivery Manager, Sported, said:“Inspiring Impact’s network, support and resources have massively helped to develop both Sported’s own impact practice and that of our members. Our staff team have benefitted from the opportunity for peer-learning with other Inspiring Impact Champions across the UK, and many of our member groups have utilised the Measuring Up assessment tool which provides an excellent framework to identify priority areas. We look forward to exploring the new website and resources to build upon our work developing the evidence base for the Sport for Development sector.”Joe Ferns, UK Funding Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: Advertisement  255 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Tagged with: impact Melanie May | 15 April 2019 | News “Thanks to National Lottery players more community organisations and charities will be able to better plan, measure and improve their impact with Inspiring Impact’s new website and tools. By creating a culture in civil society of continuous improvement, with the help of peer learning networks and free online resources, more and more communities across the UK can thrive.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Website launches with free impact tools for small & medium sized charities  254 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Housing Shows Strength in Numbers

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago If you’ve ever wondered how much every home in America is worth combined, the latest Real Estate Analytics report by Zillow will do the math for you. According to the report, the total value of every home in the United States was expected to reach more than $29.6 trillion in 2016, which is a record high and a 5.7 percent increase from 2015. If that isn’t enough to boggle your mind, the combined value of all homes in the nation is more than the GDP of the United States and China put together.“So it’s safe to say the United States housing market is pretty darn valuable—worth more than the entire 2015 market capitalization of every U.S. public company combined (roughly $25 trillion),” Zillow Chief Economist Svenja Gudell said, noting that “the national housing market is really just a collection of smaller, local markets. And on their own, the total value of housing in some of America’s priciest places is eye-popping.”One West Coast city topped the list for its lavish homes. Los Angeles homes, which include celebrity-populated suburbs like Beverly Hills and Malibu, hold the title as America’s most valuable housing market and have a combined total value of more than $2.5 trillion, which is more than double the combined wealth of America’s 50 richest citizens. The Big Apple came in at a close second at less than $2.4 trillion, and is arguably more or less than the GDP of France. The San Francisco Bay area rounds out the top three spots, with a combined housing value of almost $1.3 trillion. The rest of the top ten most valuable metro markets in the U.S. are Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Boston, San Jose, San Diego, and Philadelphia, according to Zillow. On the renters’ side of the market, Americans spent $479 billion on rental properties, which was $18 billion more than they spent in 2015 and $97 billion more than in 2011 during the recession, Zillow reported. Not surprisingly, New Yorkers paid the biggest chunk of change by spending $54.6 billion in rent last year, which was $2.4 billion more than they paid in 2015, according to Zillow. Following New York City were residents of Los Angeles and San Francisco, who spent $38.6 billion and $15.8 billion respectively on rent in 2016.Markets that accumulated more than $10 billion in rent were Chicago ($14.9 billion); Washington, D.C. ($14.4 billion); Miami ($12.3 billion); Dallas ($11.1 billion); Houston ($10.5 billion); and Boston ($10.3 billion). Housing Shows Strength in Numbers Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mirasha Brown is a graduate of Florida A&M University and is pursuing a masters degree at Syracuse University. Born and raised in Florida, she has contributed to public relations and marketing campaigns for Rent The Runway and Billboard. She is a communications specialist with The Five Star and a contributing writer to DS News and the MReport. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 4, 2017 1,638 Views Previous: The Ever-Growing World of Performing Mortgages Next: Banks’ Credit Exposure is Much Less Risky These Days Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Market Los Angeles New York Rent Top Markets Zillow Subscribe Home / Featured / Housing Shows Strength in Numbers  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mirasha Brown Related Articles Housing Market Los Angeles New York Rent Top Markets Zillow 2017-01-04 Kendall Baerlast_img read more

Cameroon Fans Invade Alexandria for Lions versus Eagles Clash

first_imgFemi Solaja in AlexandriaAhead of the clash between Nigeria and Cameroon on Saturday, hundreds of supporters of the Indomitable Lions have started trooping into the port city of Alexandria for the epic battle.Nigeria, in the opening three group stage matches of this edition, enjoyed the support of spectatorship because most of the Egyptians still idolize the likes of Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha and many Nigerian ex-internationals. They rooted for Eagles in large percentage. The presence of Nigerian immigrants in Egypt also helped to give Super Eagles the feelings of home support. But wednesday, a large percentage of Cameroon indigenes started arriving the quiet city in droves and ready to have their fair share of spectatorship at the 20,000 capacity stadium during the epic clash on Saturday.Many of the Cameroonians dressed in their national colours and exhibited some level of confidence that they will get the best out the match considering the fact that they have beaten the Super Eagles when it mattered most in the history of the competition. Out of five record of winning the cup, three of them were at the expense of Nigeria including the controversial win on penalties in 2000 when Nigeria co-hosted with Ghana.THISDAY learnt yesterday that the advance party that came in yesterday have started sorting accommodation issues ahead of the arrival of the rest of the supporters that will hit the town on Friday and Saturday afternoon.“We are coming in batches and our intention is to match your volume of fan-based supporters here. We know we are coming to meet you here and the city is well accustomed to you but we must have our own share of the voice too.“On Saturday, we want to drum support for our team like never before because it’s going to be a tough match against your team and we hope we triumph over your team just like we have been doing before until recently when you won some matches,” one of them in dreadlocks yelled to some Nigerian fans here in Alexandria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more