Social change

Funders and the myth of 'financial sustainability'

Funders and the myth of 'financial sustainability'

Funders inevitably ask small change-making organisations if they are financially sustainable, but Rose Longhurst believes this is the wrong question. Should healthy balance sheets really be their primary aim? Don’t we want these groups to change the world, so they no longer need to exist?

Empire and insights, Grenfell and the Global South: my fellowship year

Empire and insights, Grenfell and the Global South: my fellowship year

“The capital of my former colonisers is a beautiful and a fatally unequal place,” says Maureen Sigauke, who observes that London’s inequality formed an instructive counterpart to a challenging and transformative active fellowship year.

The check-yourself list: why women aren’t talking

The check-yourself list: why women aren’t talking

What makes articulate, informed women keep silent, even in social justice spaces? Why are men so at ease with taking up so much speaking time, even in organisations working for change? Nicola Browne and Renata Cuk on the ‘aha’ moment when they realised it wasn’t just them…