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.
'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.
Henry Kippin writes for URBACT on why demand management will become fundamental to the sustainability of cities.
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.