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…

It's the most wonderful time of the year

With Christmas around the corner, CEO Andy Ratcliffe looks back on Impetus-PEF’s achievements and milestones from the year. Thanking our donors and supporters, Andy looks ahead to 2019 too, as we cont 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…

Funders must build trust

Funders must build trust with the charities they support. Charities will have more impact if they feel able to tell funders what they really need help with. CEO Andy Ratcliffe reflects on how to build 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…

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…

Theresa May’s new job is nearly sorted, now she needs to help young people with theirs

It feels foolish to make any predictions at the moment. But barring an upset of Leicester-winning-the-league proportions, Theresa May will be our next Prime Minister. Regardless of your politics, cert Continue reading…