Building a collaborative society

We help people collaborate to tackle complex social challenges.

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Nov 29th, 2022

Embedding our values in driving more inclusive recruitment

What does it mean to try to embed values and culture in practice throughout our organisation to help further our mission to build a more…

Nov 24th, 2022

About us

Collaborate is an innovative social consultancy building the thinking, culture and practice of collaboration to help us meet the challenges of the twenty-first century together….

Nov 21st, 2022

Equity, diversity & inclusion

At Collaborate we know that a collaborative society must embrace diverse perspectives, embed inclusive cultures and practices and address inequitable distribution of power and resources….

Nov 8th, 2022

How flooding spurred a rethink of the relationship between citizen and state in Test Valley

In our recent work with Test Valley Council, we found it inspirational to learn about how they’ve developed relationships with local communities and embedded this…

5 min read Oct 17th, 2022

How can funders really shift power to communities? By losing control

Collaborate’s mission and work is focused on helping create a more collaborative and equitable society. In partnership with The Social Change Agency, Collaborate co-convenes the ‘Losing…

Oct 12th, 2022

Learning from young people’s vision for public services. (TLDR: It’s not New Public Management)

Chloë Darlington, Policy and Communications Manager at Children England contributes this guest blog during Human Learning Systems Week. Children England’s mission is to change the world…

Aug 9th, 2022

Covid showed us collaboration is for life, not just for pandemics

Anna Randle, Collaborate’s CEO, asks what did we learn from the pandemic and how can this help us build healthier communities now? The pandemic is an…

May 5th, 2022

From ‘Me’ to ‘We’ — Lessons on leading as a systems activist

Tackling complex social problems requires you to act beyond the boundaries of your organisation to change the systems in which these problems are embedded. In…

Apr 14th, 2022

What does it take to change local systems?

What does it take to change local systems? Following on from two previous blogs (here and here) about our work in partnership with NPC as evaluation and…

Feb 18th, 2022

Building a Collaborative Society: Reflections from Theodora Cadbury, founder of Xenia

In January we published our Manifesto for a Collaborative Society. Here we explore a ‘green shoot’ that helps demonstrate what a collaborative society looks like and…

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