Links to on-line resources that we’ve found useful, or thought-provoking, or challenging – and think you might too.

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Established in 1979 as the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland works at the heart of local communities to reduce poverty and exclusion amongst the most disadvantaged in our society and to make Northern Ireland a more inclusive, peaceful and equitable society.

Guage NI

Local specialists in measuring social impact.

Mind Tools

Online management, leadership and strategy training (and more). Subscribe for free newsletters, brief guides, and toolkits, or join the Club for more.


A personal favourite. Describes itself as ‘Free career help, business training, organizational development – inspirational, innovative ideas, materials, exercises, tools, templates – free and fun.’

What Works Network

UK government’s introduction to the What Works network – a good place to start bringing evidence to bear on strategy

The Alliance for Useful Evidence

An open–access network of more than 2,500 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally, the Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice.

The Northern Ireland Foundation

The Northern Ireland Foundation works to secure a durable peace in Northern Ireland.


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