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O.R. volunteers can help third sector organisations make better decisions, improve efficiency, improve effectiveness, and tackle the problems that are keeping their top team awake at night, applying scientific approaches to the organisations specific circumstances, people, data and needs.


To find our more or request support, please visit www.theorsociety.com/probono

This support is available to all UK based Third Sector organisations - please spread the word!

Free event: Applications of Systems Thinking

THIRD SECTOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPAPPLICATIONS OF SYSTEMS THINKINGFriday 17th March 2017, 14.00-17.00 (Arrival/registration/tea and coffee from 13.30) CAN-Mezzanine 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR
Systems thinking is a powerful way of understanding the world, and accordingly, systems approaches can be powerful ways of addressing real-world problems. This half-day event is an opportunity to hear from people who are using systems approaches to address community and social issues, and to discuss the potential and the challenges of such approaches.
Speakers include Gerald Midgley, Professor of Systems Thinking at Hull University Business School, talking about resolving stakeholder conflict in a range of community settings; Miles Weaver from Edinburgh Napier University on how systems approaches have helped identify better ways for communities and socially responsible businesses to build value; Penny Lawrence, Deputy Director of Oxfam, on applying systems thinking to Oxfam’s change p…

New projects requiring volunteers with #ProBonoOR

Please find details of a new project below with Hestia, plus several other projects we are also recruiting volunteers for.  
Hestia
Project summary: Project: The Hestia Approach Performance & Impact Framework - To create a performance and impact framework to measure the impact of the Hestia Approach transformation project within the organisation and upon strategic objectives Time commitment: approx. 10 days, though this will need to be checked by the volunteer in the light of information gathered at their first meeting Location: London Please read project scope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midday on Wednesday 28th February.
Information about the organisation: Charitable objectives: Our mission is to deliver high quality and empowering housing, support, protection and care services in partnership with service users and local communities. Main activities of the organisation:  We support peo…

Mapping support to social enterprises

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Pro Bono O.R. supported Greenwich Social Enterprise Partnership (GSEP) in order to to ensure that local social enterprises get the right support. 

The volunteer spent 3 days in total on the project and said: 'The workshop generated some really good insights from the attendees, and a common understanding of their organisational purpose. I also enjoyed working with the lead client - he was very positive and enthusiastic.'

The volunteer who was on on maternity leave whilst carrying out the project added 'this allowed me to keep my hand in. I was really pleased to have helped generate something that was used straight away - it gave me a confidence boost.'

Details of the project can be seen in the case study slide below.For more information about Pro Bono O.R. please visit www.theorsociety.com/probono




New projects with NIDAS and EBP South #costrecoverymodel #dashboard

Please find details of two projects below with NIDAS (Midlands) and EBP South (remote or Portsmouth).I have provided a brief summary and then embedded a link to a detailed project scope.
NIDAS
Project summary: Project: Activity analysis & cost recovery model: Develop a high-level process model of the organisation that can be used to capture where staff spend their time. For frontline delivery activities, quantify the proportion of costs that are recovered. Time commitment: approx. 5 days, though this will need to be checked by the volunteer in the light of information gathered at their first meeting Location: Nottinghamshire (a lot of the work could be carried out remotely) Please read project scope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midday on Wednesday 22nd February.
Information about the organisation: Charitable objectives: Area of benefit: Survivors of current or historic domestic abuse Our c…