Actions and Detail Panel
Let’s work together
Tue 17 May 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
This event, in partnership with The Bulldog Trust, will explore how funders can bring collaboration into their work and funding model.
Collaboration can improve the charity sector’s impact: helping organisations tackle complex problems they could not resolve alone, reducing duplication, sharing knowledge and reaching a wider audience. In the current climate, collaboration is crucial—and funders are increasingly looking for opportunities to do more of it. In this event, in partnership with The Bulldog Trust, we will consider how the behaviour of funders—be they trusts and foundations, philanthropists, or commissioners—can either boost or get in the way of collaboration.
Drawing on examples from other fields, we will explore how funders are trying to do away with approaches that encourage competition between potential and existing grantees by building collaboration into their work and funding model approach. We will hear about consortia, cohorts, networks, partnerships and ‘sandpits’, and prompt attendees to rethink their own approaches.
- What factors help or hinder collaboration? How do they play out within the donor-recipient relationship?
- What are the alternatives to competition? How can we ensure they are fair? Is collaboration accessible to all? Does it need to be?
- What examples can we draw on? What can we learn from tech and other sectors?