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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!

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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!

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!

JOQ 100 - looking back, looking forward

14 July 2022

As Just One Question reaches its 100th question, Catherine Mitchell reflects on how the survey has helped shaped our work over the years, and what's next for the weekly tool.

Our Thoughts - Kaz Stuart

14 July 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, the Centre’s Director of Strategy and Learning Kaz Stuart reflects on why we, as a sector, should champion practitioner-led publications, and shares tips on how to get started on your own writing journey.

July Reading List

14 July 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 July.

June Reading List

9 June 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 June.

Talking about youth voice - is it all just semantics? | Our Thoughts – Jo

9 June 2022

For this month's Our Thoughts, the Centre's Project Manager Jo Hickman-Dunne delves into the wide-ranging terminology of youth voice, and how diversity in language can strengthen our evaluative approaches.

Contribute to a National Picture of Youth Voice Practice!

1 June 2022

Do you support young people to engage in decision-making with organisations that are addressing issues that matter to them? Find out about our latest research, as part of the Centre’s Maximising Young People’s Voice and Power project, collaboratively funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, BBC Children in Need and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Using Our Measures to Promote Quality Improvement in Evaluation | Our Thoughts – Steve Hillman

13 May 2022

For this month's Our Thoughts, Head of Partnerships Steve Hillman reflects on how the Centre's measurement tools are helping to champion quality improvement in evaluation.

May's Reading List

13 May 2022

In this section, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

Read what we've been reading this month below!