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Creating order from chaos: encouraging long term thinking about rapid response work

11 February 2021

This month, Jo Hickman Dunne, Project Officer at the Centre, reflects on how we can begin to make clearer decisions about what our services should look like as we move towards the ‘new normal’.


 

How can we best advance meaningful engagement with evidence, when acceptance of evidence is optional?

14 January 2021

Spoiler alert: I don’t have an answer to this question, but it’s something that’s been weighing heavy on my mind and I think should be examined within the evaluation field specifically.

The Centre for Youth Impact Practitioner Panel

3 December 2020

As part of the legacy of the Youth Investment Fund, and particularly the importance of collaboration with practitioners through the evaluation design process, the Centre for Youth Impact is establishing a new Practitioner Panel.

A fond farewell

3 December 2020

Ed Anderton, our outgoing Director of Practice Development, shares some of his learning from his time with the Centre.

We are recruiting a Communications Officer

1 December 2020

We are looking to appoint a part-time Communications Officer to provide the day-to-day communications and marketing function at the Centre!

BLOG: Something New: Learning from organisations enabling youth social action for the first time

5 November 2020

Different types of organisations are enabling youth social action as part of the #iwill Fund – youth social action looks different, and has different benefits in each. This blog by Jenny North of Dartington Service Design Lab shares findings from the #iwill Fund’s recent report into the new directions for youth social action suggested by the #iwill Funded activity.

A tale of collaboration

3 September 2020

In this blog, Sarah, our Operations Manager, reflects on the Centre’s relationship with Renaisi and what their support has meant to us over the years.

Diving into COVID survey data, part 3 – ‘Education’

3 September 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, NYA and the Centre for Youth Impact have been gathering a range of the surveys focused on the impact of coronavirus on young people and the organisations that exist to support them.

Step by step - reflections on the youth sector data standard, v 1.1

1 September 2020

Back in April, Ed, our Director of Practice Development, marked the launch of the first version of the youth sector data standard by referring to the old joke about asking directions and being told that “you don’t want to start from here”.

Diving into COVID-19 survey data, part 2 – The Positives of Lockdown

7 August 2020

This blog was written by Adam Peel, Research and Learning Manager at the National Youth Agency.

Moving towards participatory and adaptive funding and evaluation: learning through the Listening Fund

6 August 2020

​This blog was written by Jo Hickman Dunne, the Centre’s Research Officer.

Reflections on an existential crisis

9 July 2020

​Bethia McNeil, CEO, reflects on the Centre’s existential crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Diving into COVID survey data, part 1

7 July 2020

This blog was written by Adam Peel, Research and Learning Manager at the National Youth Agency.

Lessons from the Listening Fund (Part 5): Listening during COVID-19

19 June 2020

Over the past two years, the Centre for Youth Impact has been working with the funders and youth organisations involved in the Listening Fund, a collaborative effort to support organisations to listen and respond to young people – and make this the norm.

Lessons from the Listening Fund (Part 4): Reflecting on fund design

18 June 2020

Over the past two years, the Centre for Youth Impact has been working with the funders and youth organisations involved in the Listening Fund, a collaborative effort to support organisations to listen and respond to young people – and make this the norm.

Lessons from the Listening Fund (Part 3): Designing a diagnostic tool for organisational listening

17 June 2020

Over the past two years, the Centre for Youth Impact has been working with the funders and youth organisations involved in the Listening Fund, a collaborative effort to support organisations to listen and respond to young people – and make this the norm.