Working with organisations and funders to have more impact

Now and into the Future

Our Work

 

Impact Works Associates helps social change organisations and funders to find creative solutions to the challenges they are facing and to grow their impact. 


​We design innovative strategies and programme that give organisations and funders the tools to continue their important work, now and in the future. 

Since 2018 we have worked with CIVICUS, Comic Relief, The National Lottery Community Fund, Oxfam GB, Water Aid, Development Initiatives; BOND, Think Social Tech, The Malala Fund, The Global Fund for Community Foundations, Joffe Charitable Trust and INTRAC.

 

Our Approach

Our approach is practical, creative, engaging and enjoyable.

 

We love to talk through ideas so do not hesitate to get in touch and discuss how we could partner together. Our work is underpinned by the best design methodologies and we de-mystify these so they are open and accessible – taking the best bits for you and making them easy to use.

Between us we have strong expertise in strategy development, programme design, funding models, research, evaluation and learning, organisational design, foresight, innovation and social tech. We have worked in large and small organisations, in both international and domestic settings and with both funders and implementing organisations so feel at home working with everyone.

Below, we give a flavour of what we can offer and the principles that underpin the work we do.

Meet The Team

Strategic design

We create new strategies and programmes for social change organisations.

 
Working at all levels, we offer senior leadership support, practical help for teams on the ground and board accompaniment and facilitation.

 

We get alongside organisations, helping them to draw out the key insights that will guide and shape their future direction. 

Focussed on people

People are at the heart of all we do - the change we seek and the way we work.


We are committed to using human-centered processes that allow people’s voices to be heard at all stages of design - as we listen, ideate, test and refine ideas. 


Not only is this right, but we believe it delivers more effective and workable solutions. 

Impact into the Future

In a rapidly-changing world, organisations need to be as relevant tomorrow as they are today. 


We help organisations and funders explore and imagine potential futures and develop strategies to ensure they are future ready.


We are excited about the new opportunities that innovation, technology and new business models can offer for social change organisations and leaders.

 

Our Team

 

In the summer of 2018 Impact Works Associates came together to work collaboratively and pool our skills. We are a group of committed professionals who love working with others to help them change the world. We are passionate about issues of social justice and helping to build organisations that are more effective in bringing about real change in people’s lives. 

 

As consultants we are drawing on over 50 years experience between us working in senior roles at Oxfam, Comic Relief, DfiD, Scope, Church Urban Fund, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and other organisations.​

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Jennie Richmond

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Jennie works with a broad range of social impact organisations providing strategy advice, programme design, approaches to impact, and process facilitation.

 

She supports organisations to identify what they want to and are able to achieve, to clarify and describe this, and to capture that in the form of a strategy.

 

Jennie loves the challenge of bringing a diverse group of people together to tackle a clear and specific challenge, and to support them through a thought process.

Bethany Eckley charity consultant

Bethany Eckley

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Bethany loves helping organisations to understand, grow and communicate their impact.

With over 14 years’ experience in both domestic and international development sectors, she supports organisations and teams to evaluate their performance, draw out key insights, and do the clear and structured thinking that will help them to achieve the right goals.

Bethany is passionate about seeing communities take the lead in bringing about change; supported by others to use their assets, imaginations and creativity to build a more flourishing future.

Matt Jackson

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Matt is passionate about the social change and charity worlds being brilliant. He loves using creative methodologies like  human centred design, strategic foresight and systems thinking to bring new ideas to life; and working participatory with other to find them.

 

He loves exploring how technology can be used to drive social change and in nearly 20 years working in the sector is constantly surprised by how much good old fashioned ideas, stories and creativity can make a huge difference.

He lives in rural France and when not working plays the trumpet, swims a lot and teaches yoga.

 

Contact Us

We would love to discuss how we might work together so contact us here or by clicking our names above

 

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