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- 16th Mar 2021
Narratives as a tool: shifting mindsets at scale
Stories provide an accessible way of presenting complex issues. They make it easier for us to relate to people from different backgrounds. Stories' ability to transport us can also make us less likely to push back against the assumptions in a narrative. They can even change health behaviors; researchers have…
- 9th Oct 2020
Nudging to boost volunteer sign-ups during the coronavirus crisis
BIT and the Local Government Association (LGA) partnered with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) to encourage good deeds and maintain altruistic behaviours throughout the crisis. We developed a set of messages designed to encourage volunteering behaviours. To maximise the impact of these messages we incorporated several behavioural insights or nudges…
- 3rd Mar 2020
R&D in the Third Sector
At BIT we’ve been doing a growing amount of work in recent years to support third sector organisations and funders to develop their programmes, particularly in the fields of social action and social capital. This often involves helping organisations to develop theories of change and do robust evaluations. In the…
- 26th Jun 2019
We asked our colleagues to talk to strangers - this is what happened
Could we encourage our co-workers to strike up new social connections on their way into the office?
- 23rd May 2019
Using small changes to tackle loneliness
Last week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration published a new report, written in conjunction with The Challenge. It includes ideas to bring people together and reduce loneliness, such as using public transport as a place to spark conversation and connections, encouraging the development of intergenerational care homes,…
- 24th Jan 2019
The Behavioural Insights Team Annual Update Report 2017-18
Latest results from the team, covering issues from healthcare to humanitarian aid.
- 1st Jan 2019
How to build stronger friendships in 2019
Still searching for a New Year's resolution?
- 1st Oct 2018
From Intentions to Action: The Science Behind Giving Behaviours
This was a collaboration between The Rideau Hall Foundation and the Behavioural Insights Team
- 27th Jun 2018
Behavioural science and the sustainable funding of charities
Core costs, and how to fund them, are important issues for many charities.
- 27th Jun 2018
Using behavioural science to put charities on a surer footing
Although some recent controversies have cast the third sector in a poor light, the fact remains that Britain’s 170,000 charities are essential to providing both day to day support, and vital research funding, for worthy causes that millions of people care about. Despite this, and despite the fact that Britain…