'The Anatomy of Collaboration' is a new report from Collaborate in partnership with Oxford University’s Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and London South Bank University. The report sets out the key facets of successful collaboration.
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.
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.
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 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.
On January 27th 2015, Collaborate, Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation launched 'Building a Coalition of Collaborators in 2015', a 'next steps' look reflecting the ideas and insights from last year's Unusual Suspects Festival.
Collaborate's Executive Director Dr Henry Kippin contributes to the debate about the future of the voluntary sector in a full volume of essays, 'Making Good: the future of the voluntary sector'.
Our Director Dr Henry Kippin writes for the Clore Social Leadership programme on the challenges of leading social change in the 21st century.
In her latest blog, Collaborate's Adelaide Adade argues the case for a model of higher education that moves beyond intent in the sector to practical routes to change.
We are just over half-way through our research project on the infrastructure for place-based system change. This blog piece shares insights from this work so far, setting out why systems change is relevant to public services now, the role of infrastructure in supporting it and our draft infrastructure framework, which includes components such as place-based strategies, accountability, governance and data.
Working with Independent funders on collaborative social change. Funders have already created good practice within their programmes of work; but how can we improve practice between them which recognises and responds to the collective responsibility they have towards the social issues they fund?
Last month Collaborate, along with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the IKEA Foundation and Big Lottery Fund, presented the Funding Ecology concept and the complimentary mapping technique at the European Foundation Centre’s annual conference. The session encouraged independent funders from across Europe to consider their role and value within a funding ecosystem, and provided examples of how mapping could support this process of awareness. See here for a more detailed review.
Henry Kippin writes for URBACT on why demand management will become fundamental to the sustainability of cities.