There have been so many new developments in the non-profit sector in
recent years. As strategy consultants, we see both sides of the
equation: we work with organisations responding to a rapidly changing
funding environment; and we meet visionary donors who can see
opportunities to do good and are trying to make strategic giving
decisions. Above all, we see a nation trying to establish the right fit
for philanthropy in its own context. What should donors properly expect
in return for their philanthropic involvement? How should non-profit
organisations meet these expectations? Where should government funding
stop and philanthropy start, and how do sales, investments and earned
income fit into institutions set up to serve public good purposes?
In this section of our website we aim to present the world as seen from
both sides of the philanthropy debate – the grant-maker as
well as the grant-seeker. We’re all in this to make the world
a better place, but effective change and social cohesion will only come
about when we work closer together. People who trust and respect each
other can achieve anything. The cause, whatever it may be, is not
helped if organisations find donors a nuisance, or if donors think they
have all the answers!
We hope this section will evolve as a practical and wide-ranging
resource. You will find ideas and commentary drawn from leaders across
the sector. You will also find suggested further reading and links to a
range of philanthropy-related websites around the world.
We invite you to read, think, challenge, take action – you
too can change the world.