This blog post by Matthew Mannix explores how in utilising a business’ expertise and skills, corporate-charity partnerships can add huge value to an organisation’s mission, with funders playing an important role.
Matthew is a consultant at NPC, a charity think tank and consultancy that works with both funders and charities to improve the sector. Matthew advises the Disadvantaged Youth and Mental Health portfolios for the Stone Family Foundation.
Continue reading “What the private sector can offer the charity sector and how funders can help it to do more”
To mark World Water Day 2019, in the first of two blog posts Abhay Nihalani, the Marketing Director at Jibu, describes the challenges their franchisees have faced when selling clean water to customers, and some of the tools and approaches they have adopted to increase market penetration.
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This guest post is from Carin Eisenstein, a Consultant at NPC who advises the Foundation on its mental health portfolio.
For World Mental Health Day, Carin looks back at the last year in mental health, highlighting the vital role charities have played in promoting awareness and delivering much-needed care in a difficult funding environment. While there are open promises of increased government funding towards mental health, there remains a need for private funding—now more than ever.
Continue reading “Mental health in the UK: From awareness to action?”
In the second of two blog posts, Arjun Pant from Evidence Action describes the challenges it has faced with financial sustainability for its Dispensers for Safe Water programme and the path forward for ensuring ongoing viability of the programme’s operations.
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In the first of two blog posts for the Stone Family Foundation, Arjun Pant from Evidence Action describes how it rapidly scaled up its Dispensers for Safe Water programme and the key lessons it learned during that process.
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WSUP has been investigating how redistributive taxation and surcharges could be used to finance sanitation for low-income customers. This guest blog from Guy Norman discusses WSUP’s research and next steps.
Continue reading “Surcharging ahead!”