b-inspired is a neighbourhood-based charity in the underpriviledged area of Braunstone in Leicester. It aims to be the Community Anchor, able to support their neighbourhood and its citizens to reach full potential by harnessing its strengths and responding to its needs. Investing for Good supported b-inspired in their impact management journey, from the design of Theory of Change to a detailed framework to measure results against specific outcomes.
Community Led Initiative is a charity operating in Manchester and Bedford in England. Through peer-to-peer mentoring and group activities, CLI remove barriers to community inclusion for people who are socially excluded, facing complex issues such as drug/alcohol misuse, homelessness, offending, mental ill health. Investing for Good designed for CLI a bespoke impact management framework, integrating new outcomes, indicators, scales, and data collection processes building on an analysis of existing practices.
The Mind is a charity and a network of around 130 local Minds in England and Wales. Investing for Good has been working with Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind (MSM), supporting over 6000 people each year improving their mental health and wellbeing. We supported them in the creation a consistent framework for four projects, that includes defining strategic outcomes, giving recommendations on programme design to enhance long term impact, defining KPIs, reviewing data collection processes and creating questionnaires to collect data.
Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) is a social investment fund focused on supporting social enterprises working with disadvantaged communities in the UK. IVUK’s methodology to assess potential investment opportunities has been evolving since the creation of the fund in 2012.
Investing for Good led the development of the Big Society Capital Outcomes Matrix to help develop consistent and coherent approaches among social investors.