Funder collaboration: unpacking the toolkit

KNIGHT Annabel Davidson, STEVENS Mary
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Gathers together tools and resources that are available to help trusts and foundations understand the field and funding environment, analyses their use, identifies gaps and makes recommendations for further work. This guidance builds on earlier work which explored the theory and rationale for a better coordinated funding ecology and moves into practical application. The compendium of inter-related tools comprises: scoping tools; data analysis; data visualisation; platforms and networks – to enable people to meet, share learning and explore common issues of interest/concern; bilateral relationships; and reflexive tools – helping to learn and adapt ways of working. The document highlights emerging suggestions to support good practice and more collaborative ways of working, including: strengthening use of data and insight; broadening collaboration; using systems and design tools to deepen understanding; understanding readiness; taking culture and relationships seriously; and new attitudes to risk. (Edited publisher abstract)

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financing, collaboration, joint working, voluntary sector;
Content type:
practice guidance
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