We need more honesty about our impact

Funders and charities are trapped in a 'don't-ask, don't-tell' relationship on impact that sees successes exaggerated and too much focus on growth. CEO Andy Ratcliffe reflects on how to escape it. Continue reading…

Are you boring enough to be a charity chief executive?

Charity CEOs need to make hard choices. Do you grow or do you drive impact? Do you work on innovation or implementation? Do you spend on the front line or the back office? CEOs need to make 'boring ch Continue reading…

A second chance shouldn’t mean second best

Our new CEO Andy Ratcliffe gives his thoughts on educational outcomes for disadvantaged 16-19 year olds, as part of Impetus-PEF’s Life After School campaign. Continue reading…

Impetus-PEF's impact: Five years, four reflections

CEO Andy Ratcliffe uses Impetus-PEF’s 5th anniversary to share four reflections on what we’ve learned along the way. He introduces our latest four impact stories featuring IntoUniversity, The Access P Continue reading…

2016 – not all bad!

2016 – not all bad! What’s the first word you think of when you look back on 2016? I can hazard a guess – ‘uncertain’, ‘tumultuous’, maybe ‘historic’, maybe something less polite! But for me the word Continue reading…

Chancellor’s only half right on technical education

Philip Hammond has come in for so much stick for his budget that he might be grateful for some faint praise. So here it is: he’s half right on technical education. Continue reading…

Transparency is an open goal for charities

Sepp Blatter, Qatar, Big Sam. I don’t need to say any more to show that football and transparency aren’t exactly easy bedfellows these days. So it’s great to see a football charity, Street League, lea Continue reading…

Why TeachFirst are right – pupils need to learn about university early

A report released from TeachFirst today urges universities to spend their funds for widening access on teaching primary school children about university or poorer pupils will miss out. Our CEO, Andy, Continue reading…

Coaching: ensuring the best for our young people

Earlier this month, I went to one of Resurgo’s Spear celebrations in Bethnal Green. Resurgo is a charity partner of Impetus-PEF, and we’ve been working with them since 2010 – helping them with managem Continue reading…