10:35 - 11:00

Wednesday 12 May

The impact of COVID on the third sector and how to improve your organisation’s response

What has been the impact of COVID on the third sector? How do organisations need to adapt? What help is available to redesign strategy, processes, operations, data collection and analysis? In this session The Charities Aid Foundation will discuss the impact COVID has had on the third sector and Pro Bono Operational Research will talk you through the types of support available to help you build back better. Come prepared to discuss key challenges you have encountered over this last year with our PBOR experts.

10:35 - 10:40  Welcome and Introduction to OR (Jane Parkin)

10:40 - 10:50  The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on charities (Kate Hammond) and poll questions

10:50 - 10:55  PBOR Case Study - Home-start (Jane Parkin)

10:55 - 11:00  Pro Bono OR Scheme (Amy Hughes)

11:00 - 11:15  Discussion (Ashleigh Monks)

12:40 - 13:20

Wednesday 12 May

Networking for grantmakers

Do you work in a grantmaking organisation, and want to use data to meet, connect with, and learn from others in the same boat? 360Giving supports a wide variety of funders to publish their grants data, and to use data to make more informed and effective decisions. They invite funders to share knowledge and lessons learned on common, data-related challenges. Attendees will leave the session better connected to individuals from other funding organisations, and with ideas to enhance how they work with data.

If you are interested in joining the Networking for grantmakers session, please complete the form here.

11:30 - 12:10

Tuesday 11 May

What is the value of local place-based giving?

The local, place-based giving movement is growing. London’s Giving works with place-based giving schemes across the Capital, and believe there is something unique about the value they bring to communities. They’ve looked at what data best demonstrates this value: over the past three years, schemes have raised nearly £10m, over £550,000 of in-kind income, and over £1m in volunteer time. But it can be harder to measure their contribution to 'place' beyond financial metrics, particularly the value of the trust and relationships they bring. They reflect on using data and metrics to measure and demonstrate value; talk about what’s worked and the obstacles with using data; and showcase examples from London’s Giving network.

12:15 - 12:40

Tuesday 11 May

Charitable practice needs better use of evidence: Making the case

What works? The era of secular philanthropy began almost two hundred years ago but we are still not very capable of answering that question. Can we rethink what we do, and how we learn, to find out what works?

15:20 - 16:15

Tuesday 11 May

How to use GrantNav

Learn how to use GrantNav, 360Giving’s free search-engine for grants data, to answer your questions about grant giving in the UK. GrantNav, their flagship online tool, lets you explore, download and analyse data for £billions worth of UK grants - and it’s recently been improved and updated. In this session, 360Giving will explore and analyse UK grants data on GrantNav. You’ll leave the session understanding how GrantNav can help answer your questions and how to get the most from the new version. The session is for existing and completely new users to GrantNav, whether you’re a funder, researcher, charity fundraiser, or anyone wanting to explore UK grants data.

10:35 - 11:30

Monday 10 May

Analysing grant data to shape funder responses to crisis at London Funders

The London Community Response is a collaboration of 67 funders. By May 2021 they will have completed five waves of Covid funding, from crisis response to renewal, and distributed around £55m to community organisations in London. London Funders used the data from this to interrogate who the funding is reaching, in particular whether it supported smaller, ‘led-by’ organisations. Working alongside funders and equity partners, they developed tools to monitor and understand how well they were achieving this throughout. The data was used to shape how the London Community Response is designed and delivered. London Funders hope this will inspire change to wider funder approaches.
12:30 - 12:55

Monday 10 May

The approach to data at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Josh Cockcroft at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation will talk us through internal data use, including what data they collect and why - and their ambitions for the future. They'll also talk about their work with social investment data, as well as the Foundation's approach to supporting grantees data needs.