Why programme management matters

14 March 2018

Deborah Smart, Head of Grant Programmes, identifies the characteristics of good programme management - a key area of focus in the recently released Strength in Numbers research report.

Time is up for 'investment readiness'. What comes next?

9 March 2018

Chris Dadson, Head of Business Development, explains what our recently released research report - Strength in Numbers - tells us about investment and contract readiness programmes for charities and social enterprises and how future initiatives need to adapt to the needs of the sector.

'GDP-ARGH!' Where should my charity begin with the new data regulation?

30 January 2018

Whether your preparations are already underway, warming up or non-existent, it’s important that your organisation is ready before the new requirements for data management kick in on May 25th 2018.

What makes a successful Impact for Growth application?

14 December 2017

After taking part in the second meeting of the Impact for Growth Investment & Commissioning Panel Caroline Forster shares her insights on what makes an application stand out from the crowd.

How values can shape a social business

6 December 2017

Shelby Bradley, Head of People and Values, looks at our five key values and how they have changed the way we operate as a social investor.

What’s it like to work at Social Investment Business?

4 October 2017

Zuber Rahman, our new Financial Accountant, spills the beans on what it’s like working for Social Investment Business and what he has learned after his first few months with us

Helicopters, wine and the third largest steam engine in England – Big Potential in unlikely places

23 August 2017

Time is running out for charities and social enterprises looking to apply for a grant from Big Potential. Marketing Executive, Oliver Monty, looks at three organisations that have taken advantage of the programme to ready themselves for investment.

Where now? And what next?

14 August 2017

Social investment is helping many organisations across the country improve people’s lives but there is still room for improvement. As we enter a new phase of our development Caroline Forster asks what role we should play.

(Investment) Ready... Steady…Go!

10 July 2017

As we embark on a research project to help shape future investment and contract readiness programmes, our Research Manager Anthony Gray recounts the five golden rules we’ve learned so far.

Do you want to join our Customer Panel?

6 July 2017

Your opinions are important to us so we’ve launched a Customer Panel to help gather views on what we do and how we do it. Would you like to join the Panel?


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