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Three movements to watch out for in 2019

Here’s a rundown of some of the social movements we’re most excited about and those we expect to flourish and grow next year. 1. The Women’s March Since rallying the largest single-day protest in US history after Donald Trump’s election, the Women’s March has...

Our top movement partners from 2018

We love our work because of the innovative and inspiring organisations we interact with every day. Here’s your chance to find out a bit more about some the movements we have been building over the past twelve months, and some of the partners we have been privileged to...

The Rise of the Organisational Movement Builder

On a very cold and wet November evening this week, we launched CareerClub, an evening of honest, irreverent, cross examinations of all the careers in social change and how we got there, or got lost instead. I put myself on the stand, next to Nick Gardener, the CEO of...

Calling Social Innovators to Tackle Social Isolation

The Social Change Agency is working with The Peel, a community organisation in Clerkenwell, to tackle social isolation in the area. Our vision is a neighborhood where everyone feels that they belong, where there is connection between people regardless of class, and...

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...

“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...