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Rethinking Trusteeship

The following blog is the longer and complementary version of "Rethinking Trusteeship" originally post on NCVO which can be found here It’s fair to say, charity trustee boards have a profile. Research shows that boards are on around 92% white with an average age of 60...

The future is here and it is unevenly distributed

This blog is written by Bob Thust, Partner Practical Governance  and Esther Foreman, CEO The Social Change Agency  Conveners of Losing Control as a response to the Civil Society Futures Report, PACT. Originally published here We both welcome the outstanding work of...

Doubling the Difference: Supporting UK Aid Match

The Social Change Agency network is going through a real growth spurt this month. Last week, we welcomed four new staff members and this week, we’re welcoming 24 new civil society organisations who we’ll be supporting through the UKAid Match programme to help change...

“There’s Power in Partnership”

Formed in September 2017, the Inclusive Economy Partnership (IEP) aims to build a stronger economy and fairer society where all community members are invested and engaged in improving the UK through partnerships between businesses, civil society, and government....

Losing Control is BACK

Losing Control is back and bigger than ever! Since Losing Control, 2017, we have witnessed a massive increase in organisations and leaders asking how they can accelerate social change by adopting more inclusive ways of making decisions. We have seen a rise in the...

SCA CareerClub

No one ever talks about the job in the pet shop I am fed up reading over veneered accounts of how people have developed their careers. It's never straight forward. I get asked almost daily for career advice and its nothing you can give in a 20 min phone call. So,...

The next generation of charity governance

We are delighted to be working on a new initiative to grow the numbers of young trustees in England and Wales, funded by The Blagrave Trust. This week, we feature a blog by Jo Wells, Director of the Blagrave Trust on the motivations for charities to recruit young...

“CSR Is Not A Single Action That A Business Takes”

This blog was written by our intern Peter Cohen who is currently interning with the SCA as part of the University of North Carolina honours semester in London. Peter is a third-year studying Public Policy and Food Studies and is fascinated by the systems that underlie...

Self Help Housing

Self-Help-Housing.Org, set up in 2008 with funding from Tudor Trust, aims to  promote and support self-help housing initiatives. These initiatives involve groups of local people refurbishing or bringing back into use empty and derelict properties so that local people...

Housing First

This month at the Social Change Agency we have been looking at different organisations, campaigns and initiatives that make up the the housing justice movement. In 1992, Dr. Sam Tsemberis founded Pathways to Housing in New York City where the Housing First Approach...

A House Without A Home?

This blog was written by our intern Dominic Hopkins who spent two weeks with us during September 2018, as part of Warwick University's Enhanced Summer Work Experience Bursary (WESWEB). The realisation that somewhere to live in does not necessarily equal somewhere to...

Build your movement to change the world

From the anti-plastics movement to Black Lives Matter, how do movement builders get hundreds or thousands of individuals and organisations to create, speak and act together? Come along to our movement building canvas workshop in London on the 12th of September to...