We hold the tension that exists in any good collaboration by actively brokering and convening groups of individuals from all sectors, including unusual suspects, to facilitate collaborative problem solving. Examples of our work include:
- The Collaborative City: Jobs, Skills, and Growth in Leeds – working with PwC to broker then facilitate a cross sector conversation to advance an ambitious agenda for economic growth in Leeds.
- The Healthcare Collaboration Lab – an initiative exploring the potential of a more collaborative and multi-sector approach to health and wellbeing.
'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.
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.
Collaborate launches the final report of the Commission on Place-Based Health. Chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale and co-hosted with NLGN, the Commission was established to ask how the NHS, local government and local partners could start collaborating more effectively to improve local health outcomes.
In this paper, Collaborate and PwC ask how business, government and civil society in the Leeds area can come together to ensure opportunities in skills and employment are shared by everyone.
Stephen Bediako, founder and chief exectuive of the Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP), shares his thoughts on the partnership with Collaborate to grow collaboration by building an evidence hub.
Collaborate and The Social Innovation Partnership launch a new paper, 'Collaboration: from emerging science to evidence base', that calls for the creation of a Collaboration Evidence Hub (CEH) - a new resource for practitioners, professionals, policy-makers, and the public that offers a systematic way of building and understanding evidence.