We have created a new benchmarking dashboard for you to try out. You’ll need a password to view it – if you don’t already have one, drop us a line and we’ll give you one.
Reviewing Risk & Resilience by Place – Leicester, an example
To explore the dashboard click on the double-ended arrow on the bottom right hand side of the dashboard. This will enlarge it so you can see it more easily.
There are three separate screens. You can scroll between them using the arrows in the middle at the bottom.
The first screen gives a summary of all the non-profit organisations we have identified in Leicester. There are 464 in 2019. The figures in blue are for Leicester organisations. Those in grey are the benchmark group – in this case about 100,000 organisations across England.
The top of the screen will always show you how many organisations in the selected cohort, their median turnover and the median surplus.
You can focus on specific turnover bands and sectors using the buttons on the left.
You can see data set out in their clusters using the sector, turnover and region buttons in the middle.
On the right hand side you can look at the splits by risk rating.
This takes the data on Leicester organisations and shows it at a ward level in the map.
The list on the right hand side shows you the turnover, surplus and risk rating for each of the organisations in Leicester.
If you hover over a circle on the map it will show you the combined turnover for all the organisations in that ward.
If you click on a circle the list on the right will show only the organisations in that ward.
If you right click on an organisation in the list you can drill down to more information (shown in screen 3) for that single organisation.
Here you can pick any organisation in Leicester or indeed any organisation in the benchmark group.
The bars in the upper left section show you how your chosen organisation compares to the benchmark group (filtered as before with the buttons in the grey section).
The risk rating can now be seen for five years.
The chart on the right shows the five year pattern. If you click on Income or Expenditure or Surplus from the left hand side the content in the chart on the right will change.
What can you use this data to do?
This data perspective enables a review of the social sector ecosystem in a given geographic area. Social sector organisations commonly provide essential health, education, and social care services. This view allows us to look at not only the total reach and coverage of the social sector economy by sector, IMD decile and turnover band. It also enables us to identify the elements of the supply chains where there is greatest risk or resilience.
For example, anecdotal evidence suggests that the adult social care sector is borderline financially unviable. This method helps to identify the least financially resilient organisations, so that a policy decision could be made regarding financial support. Questions such as the balance between grant and loan finance that would be workable in a given scenario could also be addressed. Where debt finance is a workable option, then modelling as to the term and conditions of the loan could also be explored.
Exploration of the data helps to answer the following questions:
Modelling of the data helps to answer these questions:
In turn, we can benchmark one place to others around the country. In Figure 2 we see a selection of social sector organisations based in Leicester with data for 2019. The dashboard shows:
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