Welcome Aboard

This is a selection of programmes, initiatives and organisations that are aimed at increasing the number of people from under-represented groups in leadership positions (trustees and directors) in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector – with a particular emphasis on people from black and minority ethnic communities. These organisations can provide ideas and assistance for voluntary and other not-for-profit organisations that are looking to understand: more … Continue reading Welcome Aboard

People in Glass Houses

This week’s Association of Charitable Foundations conference on the role every funder has in tackling the Climate Crisis, whether or not our foundation happens to prioritise climate issues, is important and @TenYearsTimeLtd report is helpful in setting out what each of us can do right now: https://tenyearstime.com/climate-change/ But we all have a tendency to allow important issues like this to be crowded out by the … Continue reading People in Glass Houses

15 People in a Room: #NotAnotherBloodyToolkit – updated

There is now a lot of talk by some voluntary sector leaders, membership associations and infrastructure bodies about the need to tackle the diversity deficit in the voluntary sector.  That’s a good start. Here are some questions for them and the others that haven’t started yet: (1)  How are you going to coordinate, collaborate and combine your various initiatives to reduce waste, maximise resources and … Continue reading 15 People in a Room: #NotAnotherBloodyToolkit – updated

Make Way And Shift The Power

As talk and activity around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion increases in the charity/not for profit sector – we need key indicators, targets and timescales to measure change and hold ourselves and each other to account. The Institute of Fundraising’s Manifesto for Change/Change Collective Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is a good example of how it might look http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/library/change-strategy/ For the Trust and Foundation sector we … Continue reading Make Way And Shift The Power

Foundation Leader’s Reading Lists – No 2: Modernising Foundation Philanthropy

Institutional philanthropy (specifically trusts and foundations) has been the subject of significant criticism (though that’s not the same thing as effective scrutiny – which remains lacking) over the past 12 months.  Hoarding power, disregarding equity, degrading the environment, perpetuating inequality, lacking insight, amassing wealth, obsessed with process – are just some of the charges being laid against trusts and foundations in the UK.  In the … Continue reading Foundation Leader’s Reading Lists – No 2: Modernising Foundation Philanthropy