About this event
Power can be difficult to define: it can be ‘hard’ or ‘soft’, ‘visible’ or ‘invisible’, ‘old’ or ‘new’.
This roundtable, the third and final seminar in our power dynamics in grant-making series, will explore what power is and how funders can build it within civil society. We will explore funder power and influence, and how that can be used to increase the capacity of organisations which advocate for change.
The event will be chaired by Angela Kail, Director of Research and Consulting at NPC. There will also be a chance to share your own experiences of power dynamics in grant-making.
Our speakers include:
- Ailbhe McNabola, Head of Research and Policy, Power to Change
- James Lee, City Bridge Trust
The seminar will start at 10.30am and end at 1.00pm. From 12:30pm there will be a networking lunch, provided by NPC.
If you are interested in attending on 16 July, please email us at events@thinkNPC.org.
The top 300 foundations in the UK have combined assets of £65 billion and gave out £3.3 billion in grants in 2018. Do they understand their role in the systems that create social issues and should they be seeking to share or even give away their power?
Book before 12 July to get your super early bird ticket. Our annual conference is designed to help charities keep pace with change and anticipate new trends and innovations to ensure their organisations are always maximising their social impact.
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