Category: Charities and Civil Society

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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Working with Young People – Insight from our team

This week we ask some of our Rocket Scientists What is important for services working with young people? Over the last year, we have evaluated a range of programmes supporting young people. Our clients include the Wise Group, Venture Trust, Scottish Waterways Trust, Princes Trust, and Centrepoint. This work has given us the opportunity to […]

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What makes a charity strong? (Hint: it’s not the computers…)

Rocket Science has helped many charities understand their strengths and weaknesses through our Organisational Strengths Review service.  James Turner highlights what we have learned about their needs. What makes a charity strong? Is it the people? The ethos? The work that they do? Just possibly the resources that they have? Over the past two years, we […]

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