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Case study: Using creative methods to assess a major event

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  How do you know if an event changed anything? Nesta used creative methods like video diaries to follow up with attendees from its FutureFest event. The results helped it re-design

Case study: Assessing an impact investment fund using an impact audit

Geoff Mulgan, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  How do we know what difference impact investing makes? Nesta commissioned an impact audit to assess its impact investment fund, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan as part of a series of

Case Study: Assessing the impact of an impact investment

Geoff Mulgan, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  Can tutors help children improve their maths? The Nesta Impact Investment team supported Third Space Learning to undertake a randomised controlled trial and process evaluation

Social startups are here, but going nowhere

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th July 2019 -  Social entrepreneurs in Europe are struggling to scale their startups due to a lack of growth mindset and little awareness and confidence around sourcing new finance options, a new

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Case Study: Using mixed methods to understand the value of developing a typology of innovation agencies

Geoff Mulgan, Tuesday, 18th June 2019 -  This programme developed a typology of innovation agencies around the world, and then used follow up qualitative and quantitative methods to understand and develop its value to

Case Study: Embedding standards of evidence into grant-making

Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  How can we build the evidence for people helping people? The Centre for Social Action used the Nesta standards of evidence to assess every grantee and support them to build their evidence

Case Study: Randomised control trial of SME business support vouchers

Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  Are vouchers that give SMEs access to creative sector support effective? The Creative Credits programme used a randomised control group method to evaluate a voucher scheme, writes

Case study: Using matched-control groups to evaluate a volunteering scheme

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Do volunteers in hospitals make a difference? This programme used matched control groups in adjacent hospital wards to capture the impact of hospital volunteers, writes Geoff Mulgan,

Case study: Capturing the impact of a challenge prize

Geoff Mulgan, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Can a challenge prize improve farming in Nepal? The Data-Driven Farming Prize developed an impact framework to capture its effects on problem-solving, building capabilities and

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Measuring our impact

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  The measurement of innovation impact is rarely straightforward but it’s essential to try and track what is being achieved, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan. Like many funders,

Analysis

Social Innovation – the Last and Next Decade

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  Social innovation is not a new concept or practice, but in the last decade it has taken off. Geoff Mulgan, the CEO of UK innovation foundation Nesta, outlines 10 challenges and priorities…

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Nesta Impact Investments Cross the Start Line

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 31st October 2012 -  In the UK, Nesta Impact Investments has set up a £25m (AU$39m) fund to invest in social ventures with innovative services that are address some of the country’s most pressing
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