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Pro Bono O.R.: Getting the most from the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre Shop #newproject

Pro Bono O.R. – enabling managers to make more effective decisions
Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme that places professional analysts in short term projects with third sector organisations in the UK. 
Projects require skilled professionals who work in operational research, analytics or related professions.  If you have the skills required for a project, we’d love to hear from you. Please find details of a new project below that we are seeking a volunteer(s) for:
Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust
Information about the organisation: Charitable objectives: Preserve and maintain the Clifton Suspension Bridge for the future Main activities of the organisation:The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust preserves and maintains the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, for the future. We have a small Visitor Centre staffed by volunteers which attracts 65,000+ visitors a year and we run educational tours and develop informal learning opportunities for people of all ages.
Project summary: Project: Revenue from the char…

Measuring the impact of supported projects #ORblog

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Pro Bono O.R. has recently completed a project with The Childhood Trust.  Two volunteers spent several months working with the Trust to collate data that they'd never had the resource to uncover.  The case study slide below gives an overview of the project: When asked about the difference this project would make the The Childhood Trust said: It will help guide our board on grant making priorities.It has helped us engage further with our charity partners.It is informing our theory of change.It is driving our case for support with major donors and Foundations. The CEO said: 'We were helped enormously this year by volunteers sourced via  Pro Bono O.R.  – they helped get us started on impact measurement and volunteers also analysed the data collected for us.  If you would like to consider using them for any part of your charity operational reviews, then I can recommend them.' For more information about the scheme, to sign up as a volunteer, register your interest to receive Pr…

Pro Bono O.R. success story #ORblog

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Since starting out as a small pilot project in 2011, Pro Bono O.R. has come a long way. The OR Society launched the scheme officially in September 2013 by employing a paid co-ordinator to oversee and run the scheme (that's me!). It's been such a great adventure to be part of and the stats below are just a snap shot of how successful it has been so far


To see the projects we've worked on, to understand more about the scheme and request support, or to volunteers your skills, please visit Pro Bono O.R.

New project: Business planning for Hands Inc.

Pro Bono O.R. – enabling managers to make more effective decisions
Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme run by The OR Society that provides skills-based volunteers to work on short term projects with third sector organisations in the UK. 
Projects require skilled professionals who work in operational research, analytics or related professions.  If you have the skills required for a project, we’d love to hear from you.
Please find details of a new project below that we are seeking a volunteer(s) for:
Hands Inc. Information about the organisation: Charitable objectives: ·To provide health, well-being, creative arts and complementary therapy services to socially and economically deprived individuals and groups within society, with the aim of improving their health and quality of life. ·To reduce social inequalities by making health, well-being, creative arts and complementary therapies more accessible and affordable to socially and economically deprived individuals and groups within society. ·To raise awa…