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Do you want to be part of the new #iwill Evidence and Insights Collective?

28 July 2022

We are on the hunt for #iwill Ambassadors and Champions who are looking for their next leadership opportunity to help shape and draw together learning from within and across the #iwill movement!

JOQ 100 - looking back, looking forward

14 July 2022

As Just One Question reaches its 100th question, Catherine Mitchell reflects on how the survey has helped shaped our work over the years, and what's next for the weekly tool.

Our Thoughts - Kaz Stuart

14 July 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, the Centre’s Director of Strategy and Learning Kaz Stuart reflects on why we, as a sector, should champion practitioner-led publications, and shares tips on how to get started on your own writing journey.

July Reading List

14 July 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. Check out what we've been reading in July.

Talking about youth voice - is it all just semantics? | Our Thoughts – Jo

9 June 2022

For this month's Our Thoughts, the Centre's Project Manager Jo Hickman-Dunne delves into the wide-ranging terminology of youth voice, and how diversity in language can strengthen our evaluative approaches.

June Reading List

9 June 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. Check out what we've been reading in June.

Contribute to a National Picture of Youth Voice Practice!

1 June 2022

Do you support young people to engage in decision-making with organisations that are addressing issues that matter to them? Find out about our latest research, as part of the Centre’s Maximising Young People’s Voice and Power project, collaboratively funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, BBC Children in Need and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Using Our Measures to Promote Quality Improvement in Evaluation | Our Thoughts – Steve Hillman

13 May 2022

For this month's Our Thoughts, Head of Partnerships Steve Hillman reflects on how the Centre's measurement tools are helping to champion quality improvement in evaluation.

May's Reading List

13 May 2022

In this section, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

Read what we've been reading this month below!

Findings from our Rapid Needs Analysis

28 April 2022

The Centre's Associate Louisa Thomson introduces the findings from our rapid needs analysis, conducted throughout February and March, and supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

April's Reading List

14 April 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

Read what we've been reading this month below!

Looking back at the Enterprise Development Programme - Our thoughts | Soizic Hagege

14 April 2022

For this month’s ‘Our Thoughts’, Enterprise Development Programme Manager Soizic Hagege reflects on peer-to-peer learning, one of the defining features of the Enterprise Development Programme, as the EDP draws to a close.

Can you help us develop our youth voice typology?

8 April 2022

Jo Hickman Dunne and Tom Burke explain why the Centre is consulting on a new standardised way of describing youth voice practices in the UK.  

Announcing the launch of Equitable Evaluation Collective in the UK

5 April 2022

NPC, the Centre for Youth Impact, the Charity Evaluation Working Group (ChEW), and the Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) are pleased to announce that we have come together to advance thinking and practice on more equitable evaluative practice in the UK social sector, through a collective model

Exploring need and demand in evaluation and learning

11 March 2022

Louisa Thomson introduces our rapid needs analysis and how these insights will be used to inform our package of support to the sector.

Pursuing common good through SEL | Our Thoughts - Catherine Mitchell

11 March 2022

In an extended 'Our Thoughts' this month to mark SEL Day, Catherine Mitchell explores how a focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) in our practice and evaluation could support us with a more consistent, intentional, and equitable approach to quality.