FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: ADDING VALUE TO SOCIAL PURPOSES AND OUR SERVICES
Joy Warmington, BRAP
Joy introduced BRAP’s work added value and explained how her organisation has managed a sustainable business model. BRAP sell what they do. Their business model relies upon the theory of change model, is knowledge-based, uses evidence and innovation as important ressources and finally relies upon a highly skilled team. BRAP thinks beyond representation, as today’s hyper-diverse population cannot be equally represented.
Katerina Prevelianaki, KVINFO
Crowdfunding is replacing the need for specialized grant applications or other more formal and traditional fundraising techniques with that of a more casual, yet powerful, approach based on crowd participation. Katerina Prevellianaki explained what Crowdfunding is, how it works, the different crowdfunding patforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo as well as why and how somebody should support a crowdfunding campaign.
Have a look at the Diversity in Leadership crowdfunding campaign and support us NOW!
BREAKING NEWS FROM MONIDINSIEME
Mahta Woldezghi from Mondinsieme (Reggio Emilia) presented the ten-point manifesto a committee of second generation migrants from Italy has presented in fron of the Ministry of Labour and the Senate. Especially the diversity advantage was underlined in the manifesto.
Please have a look at the documentary “Ihsane and Dad’s country”, filmed and directed by Nicoletta Manzini, produced by Fondazione Mondinsieme.
DEMAND SIDE THINKING TO DESIGN SUCCESS
We are all organisations that implement projects to foster diversity at the leadership level. The failure demand, we want to tackle are the services and products produced by homogenous leadership that do not respond to the needs of a diverse population.
There is a problem of information asymmetry: The homogenous decision makers do not have the right information to tackle the demand. Access to information is missing and networks to the diverse population do not exist. Failure demand happens because there is a mismatch between offer and demand, bcs of misunderstanding of a homogenous decision-making body of a the demand of a diverse population.
There are different steps:
- How failure demand can be identified / quantified?
- How can costs of failure demand be calculated?
Out of this failure demand a new demand is created that costs a lot. Out of the costs of failure demand, our organisations can develop a business model.
CELEBRATING SUCCESSES: BEST PRACTICES
Members of the Jury
DIVERSITY IN PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS AT THE POLICY LEVEL
How does diversity looks in public bodies in the UK and which policies are behind?
Welcome to the Cabinet Office:
Paula McDonald, CBE, Deputy Director, Public Bodies Reform Public, Cabinet Office.
Paula is responsible for leading and advising on reforms to public sector bodies. She will share her personal experience of promoting diversity in public life and her professional insights as an ‘insider’ of what is needed to make systems change at a political and organisational level.
Roselyn Eales, Head of Centre for public appointments
DIVERSITY IN HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Host: Dorian Leatham, Chief Executive
ARHAG was founded in 1979 to respond to an urgent need for housing and support amongst Britain’s fast growing refugee and migrant communities. From the outset, refugees and migrants themselves have been active in shaping and developing the organisation.
As partnerships with local authority partners evolved, ARHAG began to build and manage its own homes. In the early years, the majority of refugees and migrants ARHAG helped were from Africa, but as needs have changed, so have the communities we work with.
In addition to refugees and migrants from Africa, ARHAG now houses people from the Indian sub-continent, Central and Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Our housing stock has grown too; we now own and manage over 850 homes across 13 London boroughs, including one supported housing scheme for young refugees.
DIVERSITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Host: Malcolm Ball, Advisor to the Young Mayor.
The Young Mayor and Young Advisors are the Elected representatives of Young people in Lewisham. They are Elected once a year, to represent the voice, aspirations and concerns of Young People to the wider community of the Borough. They also work with the authority and its partners in the public, private and third sector to reflect the views and concerns of the wider community to young people.
This is set within the context of Lewisham being part of Local, Regional, National and International opportunities and experiences for young people to pursue and influence.
DIVERSITY IN TRANSPORT
Host: Laily Thompson, Equality Manager.
Transport for London is responsible for all aspects of London's transport system. Our role is to implement the Mayor ofLondon’s Transport Strategy.We are here to keep London working and growing, and to make life in the Capital better. But a rapidly growing population means achieving this goal is more challenging than ever.
Currently, 8.4 million people live in the Capital. This is expected to become 10 million in the 2030s. We must carry on supporting this growth if London's success is to continue. We are investing billions to transform the Capital's transport network. Proposals include improving suburban railways and the cycling infrastructure and tackling vehicle emissions.