Getting the Data for the Common Good

The theme for our latest newsletter is 'Getting Data for the Common Good'. In this edition, we review Jonathan Rapping's book Gideon's Promise: a public defender movement to transform criminal justice, invite you to join us for our webinar, which takes place next week - 'Measuring Non-Profit Social Impact During the Pandemic' and talk about the over-representation of BAME young people
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Gideon’s Promise: Transforming Criminal Justice

Over the past tumultuous months in the US, the fairness of the American justice has been the subject of much debate, with the politics of “law and order” emerging as a theme of the presidential election. So, in this febrile climate Jonathan Rapping’s recent book, “Gideon’s Promise: a public defender movement to transform criminal justice” was a great addition to my summer rea
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Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really, Want

Hard to believe that it is 25 years since the Spice Girls recorded “Wannabe”, and with it the launch of the “girl power” phenomenon. A catchy tune for all of us “Dad Dancers” out there, but what has it to do with (the more serious) topic of social impact measurement and non-profits? Well, at the time Posh, Ginger, Sporty, Scary and Baby were storming the charts, I was settlin
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Five Lessons for Impactful Data

A client has just told me that our data collection and analysis has helped them secure substantial funding from central government. I wanted to share the lessons I took from that work for impactful quantitative data:
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