Custodians of Foundation Values

Along with Melanie Griffiths (Director of Cloudesley) and Fozia Irfan (CEO of Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation) I co-facilitated a session on Trust and Foundation Values at the 2018 annual conference of the Association of Charitable Foundations. We wrote the following article to capture and share some of the issues that the session raised – […]

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Trusts and foundations have a diversity deficit. Is it time for regulation to fix it?

As a member of the Association of Charitable Foundation’s working group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (part of ACF’s Stronger Foundations programme[1]) I was invited by ACF to write a “provocation” on the topic.  This is it: As recent reports show[2], most trusts and foundations have a diversity deficit – which is an individual and […]

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Magic Wand Not Required

To increase diversity in the governance and management of trusts and foundations there are many actions that we as individuals, organisations and networks can take.  Some of them require significant investment of time and/or money – but most of them just require the will of individuals to invest their own time – and share or […]

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#NotAnotherBloodyToolkit

There is now talk of voluntary sector leaders, membership associations and infrastructure bodies coming together to tackle the diversity deficit in the voluntary sector.  That’s a good start.  Here are some questions for them: (1)  What is your collective definition of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? (2)  What’s your collective “theory of change” that takes account […]

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