Supporting Social Change: The Role of Social Investment explores the emerging relationship between grant-making and social investment, and the ways in which independent funders can work together to develop new financial models to support social change.
This report is the second in our Funding Ecology programme, building on our previous work in this area to shape a vital debate about changing models of social change as well as the roles of the social, public and private sectors in funding and supporting it.
Collaborate and the Leadership Centre are today launching a delivery-focussed manual for managing demand. This follows on from major Collaborate research in 2014, that explored the potential of demand management to address unprecedented social and economic challenges within a tough climate of fiscal constraints.
Henry Kippin writes for Public Finance on why the Sustainable Development Goals present a challenge to all nations, and if they are to succeed, then policymakers need to start thinking and working in more collaborative ways.
This new publication offers a practical guide to collaboration readiness, drawn from our practice across the UK and beyond. We believe there's no transformation without collaboration and no collaboration without readiness: this report helps you to take a step back and consider six different aspects of collaboration and provides a shallow route into building readiness in each.
Collaborate provocation and facilitation underpins UNDP working paper on ‘Work in the Public Service of the Future’
In May 2015 Henry and Sarah were invited to Singapore where the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) is based to facilitate a shared space event on the future of public service work. As provocation for this event, Collaborate developed 5 shifts in public service that they believe will be needed for the future of work (in the public service landscape) to be a successful one. Read more about those shifts.
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.