Resources

The following links and resources may be useful in understanding the work that we support.

The Listening Fund Scotland – Criteria and Application materials

TLF Criteria

TLF Application Form

TLF Application Guidance and FAQs

*Reminder: closing date for all invited organisations to send us their completed application forms is 12pm Friday 22nd February 2019.

CAF’s Young Trustee guide

This relatively short guide is useful for both charitable organisations looking to work with young trustees, and also for young people interested in sitting on a charity’s board. Challenging but reassuring, the guide contains practical advice and raises important issues that all parties need to consider to maximise the potential of young trustees.

Creating an ‘Architecture of Listening’ in Organisations

Jim Macnamara studied a broad range of organisations to compile this fascinating report which looks at different attempts to establish effective dialogue. As noted in the report’s introduction, the findings have significant implications for democratic participation, organisational legitimacy and social equity.

User voice: putting people at the heart of impact practice

This New Philanthropy Capital paper, produced with Keystone Accountability, seeks to inspire charities to consider how and why they engage with their users, and provides a useful framework for combining feedback with impact practice to drive improved outcomes.

Voice as Value: a powerful tool for transformational change

This interesting report from Fixers looks at the potential and challenges in using digital technology when supporting young people to engage in social action, and highlights the importance of institutional support to maximise the power of technology.

Power: a practical guide for facilitating social change

This report is based on findings of a two-year project funded by Carnegie UK Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It is designed to be a highly-practical tool, supporting civil society organisations to analyse power and, as a result, take action for social change. The authors, Raji Hunjan and Jethro Pettit, provide workshop ideas and help organisations and their communities have a better understanding of their own power and what they can achieve.

A short introduction to asset-based approaches

Colin Falconer from Inspire Chilli presents an easy-to-follow 14 minute video introduction to asset-based approaches, and explores the potential impact of looking at an individual or organisation’s strengths rather than their weaknesses.

The Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP is a US-based organisation focused on using data and insight to enable higher-performing funders.  Their blog and the research section of their website are particularly interesting resources.

The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change

‘The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change: the Need for Leadership and Organisational Development in the Social Sector’ is the result of extensive research undertaken by Baljeet Sandhu into how the sector engages with those who have lived experience.  Published in 2017, this executive summary details the challenges facing the sector whilst also suggesting ways forward.

Measuring Changes in Accountability

This excellent paper from Keystone Accountability, Civicus and Accountable Now looks at the Resilient Roots initiative and provides some very useful guidelines on how to measure accountability.

CAF’s Young Trustee guide

This relatively short guide is useful for both charitable organisations looking to work with young trustees, and also for young people interested in sitting on a charity’s board. Challenging but reassuring, the guide contains practical advice and raises important issues that all parties need to consider to maximise the potential of young trustees.

Creating an ‘Architecture of Listening’ in Organisations

Jim Macnamara studied a broad range of organisations to compile this fascinating report which looks at different attempts to establish effective dialogue. As noted in the report’s introduction, the findings have significant implications for democratic participation, organisational legitimacy and social equity.

User voice: putting people at the heart of impact practice

This New Philanthropy Capital paper, produced with Keystone Accountability, seeks to inspire charities to consider how and why they engage with their users, and provides a useful framework for combining feedback with impact practice to drive improved outcomes.

Voice as Value: a powerful tool for transformational change

This interesting report from Fixers looks at the potential and challenges in using digital technology when supporting young people to engage in social action, and highlights the importance of institutional support to maximise the power of technology.

Power: a practical guide for facilitating social change

This report is based on findings of a two-year project funded by Carnegie UK Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It is designed to be a highly-practical tool, supporting civil society organisations to analyse power and, as a result, take action for social change. The authors, Raji Hunjan and Jethro Pettit, provide workshop ideas and help organisations and their communities have a better understanding of their own power and what they can achieve.

Centre for Youth Impact’s self-assessment tool for Listening Fund partners

This is the tool that the Centre for Youth Impact have developed to better understand the Listening Fund partners’ existing feedback practices. Please feel free to download and complete the survey yourself.

A short introduction to asset-based approaches

Colin Falconer from Inspire Chilli presents an easy-to-follow 14 minute video introduction to asset-based approaches, and explores the potential impact of looking at an individual or organisation’s strengths rather than their weaknesses.

The Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP is a US-based organisation focused on using data and insight to enable higher-performing funders.  Their blog and the research section of their website are particularly interesting resources.

The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change

‘The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change: the Need for Leadership and Organisational Development in the Social Sector’ is the result of extensive research undertaken by Baljeet Sandhu into how the sector engages with those who have lived experience.  Published in 2017, this executive summary details the challenges facing the sector whilst also suggesting ways forward.

Measuring Changes in Accountability

This excellent paper from Keystone Accountability, Civicus and Accountable Now looks at the Resilient Roots initiative and provides some very useful guidelines on how to measure accountability.

CAF’s Young Trustee guide

This relatively short guide is useful for both charitable organisations looking to work with young trustees, and also for young people interested in sitting on a charity’s board. Challenging but reassuring, the guide contains practical advice and raises important issues that all parties need to consider to maximise the potential of young trustees.

Creating an ‘Architecture of Listening’ in Organisations

Jim Macnamara studied a broad range of organisations to compile this fascinating report which looks at different attempts to establish effective dialogue. As noted in the report’s introduction, the findings have significant implications for democratic participation, organisational legitimacy and social equity.

User voice: putting people at the heart of impact practice

This New Philanthropy Capital paper, produced with Keystone Accountability, seeks to inspire charities to consider how and why they engage with their users, and provides a useful framework for combining feedback with impact practice to drive improved outcomes.

Voice as Value: a powerful tool for transformational change

This interesting report from Fixers looks at the potential and challenges in using digital technology when supporting young people to engage in social action, and highlights the importance of institutional support to maximise the power of technology.

Power: a practical guide for facilitating social change

This report is based on findings of a two-year project funded by Carnegie UK Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It is designed to be a highly-practical tool, supporting civil society organisations to analyse power and, as a result, take action for social change. The authors, Raji Hunjan and Jethro Pettit, provide workshop ideas and help organisations and their communities have a better understanding of their own power and what they can achieve.

Centre for Youth Impact’s self-assessment tool for Listening Fund partners

This is the tool that the Centre for Youth Impact have developed to better understand the Listening Fund partners’ existing feedback practices. Please feel free to download and complete the survey yourself.

A short introduction to asset-based approaches

Colin Falconer from Inspire Chilli presents an easy-to-follow 14 minute video introduction to asset-based approaches, and explores the potential impact of looking at an individual or organisation’s strengths rather than their weaknesses.

The Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP is a US-based organisation focused on using data and insight to enable higher-performing funders.  Their blog and the research section of their website are particularly interesting resources.

The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change

‘The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change: the Need for Leadership and Organisational Development in the Social Sector’ is the result of extensive research undertaken by Baljeet Sandhu into how the sector engages with those who have lived experience.  Published in 2017, this executive summary details the challenges facing the sector whilst also suggesting ways forward.

Measuring Changes in Accountability

This excellent paper from Keystone Accountability, Civicus and Accountable Now looks at the Resilient Roots initiative and provides some very useful guidelines on how to measure accountability.

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