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The Long Read: Impact Leadership in Civil Society Organisations

18 November 2022

In this long read, Director of Learning Kaz Stuart reflects on her experience supporting the recent YMCA Europe’s pilot Professional Masters in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and shares learning and tips on how CSOs can strengthen their impact measurement and leadership practices.

November Reading List

18 November 2022

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

Check out our reading list for November!

Let’s talk about youth voice: why is it important?

18 November 2022

Hot off the press, this latest read shares insights from our Youth Steering Group on our new Typology of Youth Voice, and the importance of ‘good’ youth voice practice.

Our Thoughts - Zunaira Mahmood

18 November 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, our Research and Projects Assistant Zunaira Mahmood reflects on learning from our evaluation into the impact of youth voice within the #iwill Fund, and how we can all strive towards better embedding youth voice practice within our work.

Black History Month 2022 - Recommended List

20 October 2022

For Black History Month, the team have curated a list on work that celebrates, embodies or shines a light on Black history, experiences, and voices.  

Black History Month Spotlight – Impact Dance

20 October 2022

In this latest blog, we spotlight our Enterprise Development Programme participants Impact Dance, and their journey in creating a dance movement which fosters inclusive environments and opportunities for young people of colour.

Creating the Youth sector’s Black History Today | Our Thoughts

19 October 2022

For ‘Our Thoughts’ and in celebration of Black History Month, Director of Programmes Sope Otulana considers the impact and value of creating a ‘Black history of the youth sector’.

October Reading List

19 October 2022

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

An apple a day: is ‘dosage’ a useful concept in understanding the impact of youth work?

13 September 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, our CEO Bethia McNeil considers the concept of 'dosage', a core component within the 'What Works' approach, as a means to better understand the impact of youth work.

Resi Reflections on the #iwill Data Collection Process

13 September 2022

Research and Projects Assistant Zunaira Mahmood shares reflections and learning from our Panel's summer data collection, as part of our evaluation into the impact of youth voice within the #iwill Fund.

September Reading List

13 September 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 September!

August Reading List

16 August 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 August!

Creating Impactful and Efficient Systems | Our Thoughts – Josef Fischer

16 August 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, Digital Products Lead Josef Fischer reflects on the process of building the Centre's Data Portal, and how collaborative and solution-focused thinking is key in creating impactful and efficient systems.

Championing Learning within the EDP

16 August 2022

Now in it's Alumni Network phase, Enterprise Development Manager Soizic Hagege shares illuminating insights from social enterpreneurs to EDP grantees, as part of our peer-to-peer learning offer. 

Insights From the Data Trawl on Youth Voice Practice

16 August 2022

Read all the latest insights from the #iwill Data Trawl, illuminating the ways in which #iwill funded youth social action activities in England champion youth voice, and the impact they have had on young people, organisations, funders, and communities.

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!