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Today sees the launch via The Audience Agency of the new Audience Finder project, an ambitious national initiative to drive innovation in audience development. Sarah has penned an article for The Guide on 10 expert tips to get started with benchmarking. The Guide is a resource within the Audience Finder web presence featuring articles, toolkits Read the full article…

No pain no gain for Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations

The DCMS cuts to the arts budget over the next two years will be passed on to all Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. A reduction in funding of 1% in the year 2013/14 and 2% in the year 2014/15 will be issued across the board to enable Arts Council England to achieve the £11.6m Read the full article…

BIG Assist offers £6 million support to UK third sector

Last October the NCVO and the Big Lottery Fund launched the BIG Assist support programme to provide infrastructure organisations in the charity, fundraising and voluntary sector with access to financial assistance via a voucher scheme as well as to peer to peer support from the UK third sector community. Changes in the voluntary sector environment Read the full article…

Benchmarking avoidance tactic no 2 – we already know what our finances look like

As we talk to more and more organisations about benchmarking there are a few classic excuses that people give for not adding benchmarking to their to do list. Now don’t get me wrong I’m all in favour of being cautious about what else one chooses to take on but some of the reasons given just Read the full article…

Free benchmarking workshops for the Non-Profit Culture Crowd

With a growing crowd of users of the RFO Benchmark, the Culture Benchmark and the new Charity Benchmark we thought we’d run a series of free workshops around the country to help you make the most of these resources. We’re just working on the details but they will happen in June and you’ll be able Read the full article…

Responses to benchmarking and our approach to it

We’re gathering quite a collection of supporters and advocates of our benchmarking work and approach to it. We want to share some of the recent comments below as news of the launch of the Charity Benchmark registration process picks up momentum. “Opening up data is all about liberating it from a single use and allowing Read the full article…

Today we launch the Charity Benchmark

Today we launch the registration process for our free Charity Benchmark tool with an article by Sarah over on the Guardian Culture Professionals Network website:   Benchmarking: how to put the arts sector’s data to work for you You may want to take a look at our previous post on What will the Charity Benchmark Read the full article…