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WEBINAR: Yes We Can. Fund effectively, Change will happen.

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Join us for our first Webinar of the year! 

Well-constructed, high trust funding systems have the power to create change and equity. What does it look like then when we fund effectively, what happens and what results do we get?

Changes in funding practice occurred during the first COVID 19 lockdown but many have not been sustained. However, many funders are now exploring alternative ways to fund that are relational, rather than transactional, and that more closely align with the values and practices required to build community capacity and enable collaboration.

There’s no evidence that traditional competitive funding models and practices produce better funding decisions or outcomes. But there is evidence that they actively undermine the potential for community-led change by creating competition and patch protection, and soak up a massive amount of time, resource and creativity that could be directed to building community strength and tackling issues.

Rather than being based on actual constraints, barriers to creating change are often due to historic practice and fear of risk. There’s also gatekeeper mindsets and a lack of insight or rigour to think critically about funding practices and ensure they’re well designed to support the outcomes (e.g., equity, collaboration, local leadership) that many funders desire.

In this webinar we will look at how changes in funding practices can unlock greater funding effectiveness, providing examples from our panellists who are deeply embedded in the challenges with the funding system and new responses. Together they will offer insights that will unlock the power that comes when communities and funders work together to realise their aspirations.

Hosted by Christina Howard Powerdigm Associate with over 15 years’ experience working with government and philanthropic funders.

Our speakers are:

Anna Parker, Inspiring Communities team member and co–author of Be the Change, Funding and Equity  

Seumas Famtham, Executive Director, Todd foundation and author of Reflections on Funding Youth Employment  

Blair Carpenter - DIA and co-ordinator of the Nelson/Tasman co-lab that brings funders and communities together in conversation about local projects and initiatives.

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This webinar is free to attend - you're welcome to add your team mates when you register too! 

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