Foundational Thinking Hack: Results

Over the course of two days in April 50 participants came together to develop practical, tangible projects and initiatives to improve the practice of trusts and foundations. All projects are presented on the front page of this website. Do get in touch if any of them strike a chord with you and you’d like to find […]

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Foundational Thinking Literature Review: Findings

We reviewed 58 papers and articles in an attempt to find a comprehensive view across efforts to improve the practice of trusts and foundations. Each article is listed here, and includes a brief summary from our review. You can read the findings of the literature review, starting here.  

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The Philanthropy Leadership Programme

Supported by Flip Finance and run by Ten Years’ Time, the Philanthropy Leadership Programme is a six-month event series for a cohort of ten up and coming grants officers or small foundation CEOs. There is little in the way of professional development for people who make grants and little in the way of challenge for […]

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Research Project: The Foundation; Rip It Up And Start Again?

  Ahead of the Foundational Thinking Hack we have commissioned an independent, comprehensive and critical overview of the evidence of the practice of grant-making trusts and foundations’ in the UK. the approach is summarised below. Get in touch if you’d like to be involved or contribute. Evidence and literature review (4 days) We will undertake […]

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The Foundational Thinking Hack in April, 2016

We are running a hackathon for two days in April to explore how trusts and foundations can innovate and change to better serve the needs of the organisations they support. Get in touch if you’d like to sign up to the hack. The Hack The hack runs from 9.30am on Monday 11th April until 6pm on […]

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New Foundation

An idea being developed by Tris Lumley (in an individual capacity) of New Philanthropy Capital. Disruptive innovation is sweeping every industry, driven by the digital technology revolution. With the echoes of the bursting dot com bubble fading, startup fever and transformation gripping the world once again, the contours of private and public sectors are being […]

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Jake Hayman’s Provocation

The following was published by Jake Hayman

The following was published by Jake Hayman at https://brookfieldgroup.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/not-fit-for-purpose-why-im-done-with-the-foundation-world/ on 22nd April 2015. It was the culmination of a lot of thinking, instigated by years of interaction with foundations. A few days before Jake published this blog a group of friends and colleagues met over dinner in Oxford to discuss what’s going on in the foundation […]

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Adding a Dash of Statistical Analysis

Two individuals, Adam O’Boyle and Ben Metz, involved in the Foundational Thinking initiative have also been helping out with the Stephen Lloyd Awards, a new fund that remembers the pioneering lawyer Stephen Lloyd by supporting innovative initiatives with the potential for systems change.

Two individuals, Adam O’Boyle and Ben Metz, involved in the Foundational Thinking initiative have also been helping out with the Stephen Lloyd Awards, a new fund that remembers the pioneering lawyer Stephen Lloyd by supporting innovative initiatives with the potential for systems change. The following approach was taken to manage the first round of the […]

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