Vignette: The Management of Philanthropy Parents and children together

Using social return on investment (SROI) to move from story-telling to strategic change and greater impact

Authored by: Jim Clifford

The Routledge Companion to Philanthropy

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415783255
eBook ISBN: 9781315740324
Adobe ISBN: 9781317579717


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Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a £4 million turnover charity supporting children and families based in Oxfordshire, UK. Founded in 1911 under the auspices of the Church of England, PACT undertakes a range of services: some are self-funded, using private donations and funds from the Diocese, some use a social enterprise approach, providing contracted-for social services funded by local or national government. In 2010, PACT faced growing pressures on its resources; with increasing social need, there was a challenge to grow funds to meet it. While its centenary celebrations in 2011 would provide an opportunity for fundraising and wider engagement, how could it tell a story that demonstrated the value that its work was creating?

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