How can the social sector foster collaborations with the private sector?
By Bally Sappal , March 2013
A bad date or a match made in heaven?
Bally Sappal 's research examines how the social sector can better foster relations with the private sector. Collaboration is often seen as the “holy grail” that charities, funders and businesses strive for but in practice can seem like an insurmountable challenge even with a number of great examples with companies such as Unilever and Marks and Spencers with charities such as Oxfam which are seen by many as the “gold standard”.
Having completed a secondment with the Big Lottery Fund's International Communities team, Bally also produced a special report detailing how the Big Lotery Fund and other Funders can work collaboratively with the private sector to increase their international impact. This report was launched at event hosted by The Guardian on 6 March 2013 and informed her research report which considered what the social sector nationally and internationally could learn.