18 February 2021 - Last summer 149 Henry Smith Charity grant holders responded to a survey asking them about the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on their organisation and beneficiaries, their financial circumstances and how they were adapting their services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. James Tulloch, Learning and Evaluation Manager at The Henry Smith Charity, summarises the findings of the survey.
8 February 2021 - The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is delighted to announce that Jim Cooke has been appointed as the first Head of the Funders’ Collaborative Hub, to lead the Hub’s work throughout 2021.
1 February 2021 - David Terrace, Grants Programme Manager for Older People and Housing at The Mercers’ Company, and Mark Hayward, Head of Grants and Programme Development at Independent Age, are exploring the potential for funder collaboration around older people specific issues and services.
20 January 2021 - The Hub's interim project lead, Rob Abercrombie busts three common collaboration myths based on lessons from years of partnership working, and ends with three rules of thumb for collaboration
12 January 2021 - At the end of last year, nfpSynergy carried out a survey with John Ellerman Foundation’s grantees and unsuccessful applicants to gain an updated perspective of the continued impact of Covid-19. This blog details some of the findings.
Tracey Gyateng offers a write up and reflection on our event, which aimed to inspire funders and philanthropists to think harder about the value of their data and how they might effectively share it, to inform decision-making, avoid duplication and address emerging needs and gaps in their responses to Covid-19
4 December 2020 - Cath Dovey, Co-Founder of The Beacon Collaborative and member of the Hub's Strategy Group, explores the response of individual independent philanthropists to Covid-19, and suggests how the Hub could connect philanthropists to other funders for a collaborative response
A spotlight on place-based approaches to funder collaboration from across the UK and the Channel Islands - 19 November 2020
A write up of our event with an expert panel from the Funders Forums for Jersey, Bristol and Northern Ireland sharing their expertise and insights on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to aligning or pooling funds, converging strategies and sharing operations or governance.
27 November - The Foundation Design Lab launching an open enquiry to find opportunities for greater collective awareness, interdependence and action amongst those investing in better youth mental health outcomes in the UK.
A write up of our event with Global Dialogue and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research on the must- and mustn't-haves of funder collaboration.