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Why we collaborate

Why we collaborate

Voluntary organisations talk about how they collaborate, what makes it work, and why it sometimes fails
June 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm


Do you want to work with other organisations but not sure where to start? Are you finding a current partnership hard to manage?

Collaboration is becoming more important to voluntary organisations as commissioners and funders are increasingly likely to fund partnerships. Small organisations need to collaborate to survive, but it’s more than that; the sector’s deep-seated commitment to improving outcomes for the people they serve requires innovative and creative ways of collaboration.

At this interactive event, you will:

  • Explore why charities collaborate
  • Discuss what makes collaboration successful
  • Think about how the sector can encourage better collaboration
  • Hear insights from Clinks members about their experiences of working in, and forming partnerships
  • Share your own experiences and challenges around collaboration

Lunch is included as well as a copy of the report ‘Why we collaborate’

Speaker information can be found in the programme tab


£15 Members

£30 Non members


Contributors include:

Lisa Dando, Director, Brighton Women’s Centre
The Inspire Project is a multi-agency partnership led by Brighton Women’s Centre offering women in contact with the Criminal Justice System a cohesive and comprehensive rehabilitation service including mental health, domestic abuse, and drug and alcohol support with a gender-specific approach.

Lynn Kelly, Head of Operations, Partners of Prisoners (POPS)
POPS are one of four organisations in the Prison Family Support Alliance that provides family engagement workers in 90% of women’s prisons in England.

David McCormack, Engagement & Co-production Worker, Fulfilling Lives 
Golden Key – a Fulfilling Lives initiative, is an eight year, Big Lottery-funded project in Bristol which aims to redesign the support for people who experience several problems at the same time, such as mental ill health, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, offending and family breakdown.

Stephen Whitehead, Head of Policy & Communications, Centre for Justice Innovation
The Centre for Justice Innovation works to advance the use of evidence-led reform by capturing and spreading lessons across the justice system. We seek to highlight promising new research and practice and work with policy makers to identify and overcome the barriers to change experienced by practitioners.