A Funder Conundrum
What the Client said: “We hope that A Funder Conundrum is a thoughtful contribution to debates about the role of funders, particularly in the light of the current economic difficulties and persistent social problems both in the UK and around the world, and crucially that it provides useful learning for others working to achieve positive improvements in society.” Dr. Astrid Bonfield, Chief Executive, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
What our team member said: "I have worked with DP Evaluation since 2012 when, together, we disseminated their report 'a funder conundrum' for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. I had worked with the Diana Fund Board for the whole of its life and I found their evaluation was interesting, useful, detailed, accurate and based on skilled analysis. It was a pleasure then and during a subsequent number of contracts to work with Dörte and Alasdhair. I value their ethos and principles, their very high production values. They were consistent, reliable and thoughtful in their relationship with clients and with me as a member of their consultancy team also for specific contracts evaluating EU funded youth programmes. It was most enjoyable and satisfying to work with DP Evaluation and I highly recommend them as consultants." Sarah Hargreaves, http://www.sarahhargreaves.com/
Three years before spending out the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund commissioned DP Evaluation to conduct a corporate review across the Fund in order to draw out lessons learnt to leave as part of its legacy. As a team of 5 we worked on this over two years and created A Funder Conundrum, describing and illustrating the many tough choices that independent funders face and creating a framework within which independent funders can assess their "personality" and preferred ways of funding. This seminal work was launched to other funders in the UK mainly through in-depth seminars. Please visit http://www.afunderconundrum.org/ for all the resources we provided and the final report, including seven case studies of the Fund's work.
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