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More than grants: How funders can use their influence for good

Part of our ‘More than grants’ collection with Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.

Trusts and foundations are increasingly looking to become agents of social change themselves as well as funders of it—asking themselves whether providing more than direct services might make more of a difference. Two common ways that funders do this are through providing support to help organisations develop their capacity, and by using a funder’s influence to advocate for change.

Here we focus on the latter, looking at influencing practices of funders from around the world—exploring the methods that these take, the evidence for whether it works and how funders can approach impact measurement.

This report is part of a collection of work by NPC and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. Find out more.

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