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Our Team Will Help You Demonstrate Your Impact In A Clearer Way

Led by our founder Matt Stevenson-Dodd (former CEO of Street League), the Trust Impact team have been selected to help you measure the right things, understand your data and visualise your impact in clear and transparent ways.

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Matt founded Trust Impact with the aim of helping organisations tackle the important question of how to measure and report impact from a more transparent, strategic and pragmatic viewpoint.


Prior to Trust Impact, Matt was CEO of Street League, the UK’s leading sport for employment charity. He joined as CEO in 2010 and changed the direction of the organisation, focusing on tackling youth unemployment through sport. Street League grew rapidly, with an average 42% growth in impact every year and 24% annual growth in income - from 2 cities and 25 staff in 2010 to 14 cities and 140 full time staff by 2016, changing the lives of thousands of young people every year. 


Under Matt’s leadership, Street League launched an innovative online impact dashboard showing real time transparent impact data including all the young people Street League were not able to help - a first for the sector - www.streetleague.co.uk/impact. In 2016 he led a campaign to encourage the charity and social enterprise sector to be more transparent about impact reporting - #CallForClarity.


In 2017 Matt was appointed to The Guardian Public Leaders editorial advisory board, was one of the top charity CEO's on social media (#SocialCEOs 2015/2016) and in 2014 was selected as one of the top 5 people to follow on Twitter on Social Isolation and Underemployment. Number 10 Downing Street chose Street League to be its first ever official volunteering partner in 2011.


Prior to Street League Matt was Chief Executive of Young Enterprise North West and Founder CEO of the multi-award winning ‘Unique Social Enterprise CIC’ in Newark. In 2016 Matt was appointed as a Trustee of St John Ambulance. 


All of this is underpinned by a strong academic record which includes an MBA with Distinction from Nottingham University and a scholarship from Harvard Business School where Matt undertook their world-leading Strategic Perspectives In Non-Profit Management Course in 2012.

Founder / Managing Director

Matt Stevenson-Dodd BA (Hons), PG Dip, MBA (Distinction)

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John has worked in the social sector since 2007, initially at Impetus Trust, as part of the venture philanthropy team supporting innovative charities to scale impact and then in interim management roles at Street League; Blue Sky Development (supporting ex-offenders); and Resurgo Trust (incubating social enterprises).

 

More recently John has worked as a social investor and change management consultant with a common thread across these activities being the focus on robust theories of change and effective output and outcomes measurement to help drive impact.

 

Previously John spent 20 years supporting venture capital backed businesses across Europe

Senior Impact Consultant

John Leach

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Alex specialises in the development of online services and databases that help not-for-profits overcome their challenges with data collection, organisation and reporting.

 

Having worked with the complexities of multiple systems and single-handedly created bespoke solutions in HR, finance and aviation, Alex now focuses on improving the usability of systems from the ground up with a 'user first' perspective.

 

Before becoming an IT consultant, Alex spent over 10 years as Head of IT for a national UK charity. Alex lead the implementation of all technology - managing every aspect of the organisation's IT infrastructure that supported 600 staff in 70 locations.

Database, Data Visualisation and IT

Alex Douglas

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Hannah is an experienced facilitator, researcher, and impact specialist with 18 years’ experience of working in the social sector for a range of national and international charities including Gingerbread, vInspired, The Children’s Society, and Voluntary Services Oversees.

 

Most recently Hannah led the development of Gingerbread’s 2018 – 2021 strategy, using the theory of change model to revise the approach to designing new services and understanding impact.

Hannah specialises in using impact approaches and data as a tool to support charities to develop strategy and services.

Senior Impact Consultant

Hannah Woods

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Matthew has significant experience across a range of sectors, supporting organisations to develop organisational strategy, marketing and growth plans.

Most recently Matthew was CEO of the Children's Literacy Charity where he led the growth of a new brand and engagement with schools in the most disadvantaged areas of England.

 

Central to this work was developing the proposition for the charity, leading to a growth of income, awareness from schools, and quality of delivery for those children who are behind their peers in literacy.

Strategy Consultant

Matthew Hickey

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Tarryn started her career in South Africa, working with elite sports teams and at international sports events for more than half a decade. Through working on community projects during her elite sport tenure, Tarryn soon realised her passion for sports development and she decided instead to pursue a research career focusing on the third sector.

 

She has worked on large research projects with UK sports charities such as Greenhouse Sports, Street League and others. She is also close to completing her PhD at Loughborough University and is focusing her research on the capacity of third sector sports organisations in the UK.

Impact Specialist

Tarryn Steenekamp BA (Hons), MSc, PhD (candidate)