Big Lottery Fund's Sufina Ahmad and Rosie Mockett share their thoughts on the second report in the funding ecology programme.
A New Funding Ecology – A Blueprint for Action
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.
Behaving like a System?
'Behaving Like a System?' sets out to explore the preconditions for systems change in a place. It unpicks the critical behaviours and vision that makes system change more likely, more deliverable and more sustainable.
Sent to Coventry: lessons from place-based systems research in Coventry
La Toyah McAllister-Jones shares her observations on systems change from Collaborate's recent work in Coventry.
Because personalisation isn’t easy…
Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs, Managing Director of Engage-Us, writes for the Social Care Institute for Excellence ahead of the launch on Building Contingent Capacity, a report supported by Collaborate, University of Birmingham and Barrow Cadbury Trust.
Building Contingent Capacity
Building Contingent Capacity, a new report by Engage-Us and supported by Collaborate, Barrow Cadbury Trust and the University of Birmingham, looks at the ability of organisations to be responsive in addressing the needs of the people they serve.
To achieve the Global Goals, think Collaboration Readiness
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.
Collaboration Readiness: Why it matters, how to build it, and where to start
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.
An Ecosystem of Social Change – new roles for independent funders?
Collaborate’s Henry Kippin and Rory Swinson Reid write about the funding ecology programme for Trust & Foundation News.
Trusts and foundations: Jake Hayman is among the voices questioning what they do
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.