Seismic shifts are occurring in our sector – not just in practices, but also in attitudes. Such a shift is critical. For systems to change, the attitudes and beliefs that created them have to change first. Through our Rethink, Rebuild initiative, we’ve seen plenty of evidence that this is happening across the charity and philanthropy sectors. Although undoubtedly challenging, these shifts make it an exciting time for the sector.

We’ve been speaking with funders, infrastructure bodies, and charities of all sizes, to understand the changes taking place and how to make the most of them as the country rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic. In interviews, workshops and roundtables we’ve been exploring the challenges and opportunities created by the pandemic, as well as those pre-existing ones that have been revealed and amplified by it.

We’ve been sharing our responses to these challenges on our NPC Labs site. We have also connected with other organisations who are seeking to shift practices at a systemic level, providing a space for them to share their ideas and initiatives.

Here are three big shifts we think are particularly worth highlighting:

  1. The pandemic increased trust and flexibility in grant-making, but it could be fragile
  2. Structural inequalities are a growing priority
  3. The pandemic has highlighted the need to work together

Read the full article about philanthropic shifts by  Seth Reynolds at NPC.