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When is a distance travelled tool a bad idea?

Distance travelled tools are a popular way of understanding the progression someone has made through a service. They are almost a standard part of any funder or commissioner’s monitoring ask and certainly feature heavily in evaluations and impact measurement. Clare Hammond explores when and how to use distance travelled tools […]

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Ten years on from Invisible Islington…

Ten years ago marked the publication of a ground-breaking piece of ethno-graphic research which continues to impact on our work and that of our many clients and partners today. The Cripplegate Foundation commissioned Rocket Science to shine a light on the poverty in one seemingly affluent inner-London borough and to explore the factors that make it so entrenched and to re-think the actions needed to tackle it. […]

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GLA review – harnessing the capital’s giving

Rocket Science’s review for the Greater London Authority argues that the Mayoral priority of enabling “good growth” provides a modern narrative for harnessing corporate philanthropy   The GLA commissioned Rocket Science to undertake a review of civic philanthropy against a backdrop of extensive reflection about the future of civil society in the capital.[1]  At a […]

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Rocket Science review of philanthropy for the GLA

Earlier this year Rocket Science were commissioned by the Greater London Authority to produce a Review of Philanthropy in London. As you may know, last week Centre for London published More, Better, Together: A Strategic Review of Giving in London; this follows earlier calls for action, from the London Fairness Commission (2016) and Charities Aid […]

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Building financial resilience in young people and families

Rocket Science held an event on how to build finanical resilience in young people in May, find out more about the discussions, learning and access event notes and presentations.   Building financial resilience in people of all ages is critical to help them manage their working lives now and in the future.  Traditionally much of […]

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