Collaboration has multiple meanings depending on your starting point. Henry Kippin asks: what are the questions to which collaboration is the answer?
Independent funders don't collaborate enough and are unfit for purpose, according to a recent report and a blog by Hayman of the Social Investment Consultancy. Third Sector's Susannah Birkwood asks if this criticism is well founded.
There has been a recent surge in interest around how well the world of grant makers and independent foundations work with others around them to achieve really meaningful social change. Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund, blogs about our funding ecology programme in Third Sector.
Henry Kippin shares some lessons from Spain where health professionals embarked on some ‘dark work’ to create a better connected health system for local residents.
In an article first published in Localis, our researcher Dan Crowe makes the case for creative financing to allow new local revenue streams and underwriting loans for public infrastructure projects, alongside a major expansion of the Government’s localism agenda will get Britain’s economy growing faster.
Governments around the world are being squeezed. In the aftermath of the deepest financial crisis since the 1930s, public leaders are increasingly being asked to do more with less—enhancing citizen outcomes while continuing to find cost inefficiencies.