Corporate Impact Management

Cross Sector Projects

A great deal of our work involves supporting cross-sector and cross-industry networks and partnerships. With a diminishing role for the Public Sector and reduced funding for the voluntary sector it seems that pooling investment at a local level is the best way to maximise impact. Business also has an important role to play in such partnership as it is dependent on a stable civic environment and healthy communities.

Private sector and cross-sector funding forums have been around for a number of years but are not widespread. The premise is that if funders and investors from all sectors work together in a locality they can:

– Share knowledge about social issues and keep up to date with social change
– Increase understanding of current funding and policy trends
– Identify and encourage best practice in grant-making or social investment
– Understand each other better and work intelligently together
– Be more efficient and increase leverage on investment
– Promote innovation in funding
– Be a channel for dialogue between funders and the social sector

However such partnerships are often more complicated than they first seem. Even those built around a single initiative can require careful stewarding as a result of differing outlooks and operating methods. Through our extensive cross-sector experience Corporate Impact is pleased to play a role in supporting such activities. We work closely with all member to build understanding , translate culture and language, and creating a neutral space where ideas can be discussed openly and preconceptions challenged productively.

To enable collaborative partnership, forums, and networks we offer:

– Support and Advice
– Facilitation
– Pro-forma documentation and tools
– Information Resources
– Secretariat service
– Investment Programme co-ordination and management

If you feel your organisation could play a role in a wider partnership please call us to discuss your ideas as we may be able to put you in touch with existing networks or form a local initiative around your ideas.This is, of course, were we can help. Our advisors specialise in using what little time you can spare to rapidly identify simple, effective, inexpensive actions that are relevant to your business needs. Then through our outsourcing solutions, training team, and network of specialist associates we can even help you implement change with minimum disturbance to your core operations. And as each initiative begins to help strengthen your business performance we hope to help to create the space you need for us to help you consider which steps to take next.

Business Sector Services

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Public Sector Services

The Public Sector is changing dramatically as it moves rapidly toward a comprehensive commissioning role in the light of the harshest spending cuts seen in a quarter of a century. With such a rapid redefinition of role it is now more important than ever …

Voluntary Sector Services

In a time when funders expect you to be able to prove your impact and you need to be able to maximise results with diminishing funds, active impact management is a vital practice…

Cross Sector Projects

A great deal of our work involves supporting cross-sector and cross-industry networks and partnerships. With a diminishing role for the Public Sector and reduced funding for the voluntary sector it seems that pooling investment at a local level…