Information on what and how to fund is valuable to funders. By sharing experiences with other funders, our members are able to save time and avoid duplication, meaning stronger support for civil society and communities.
We support this process by facilitating knowledge sharing across networks within the London Funders membership, and synthesising information from funders to share through our communications. Sharing knowledge on what works tends to happen when a member or members develop a clear understanding of when an approach is working and seeks to share it with members. Funding masterclasses, presented through the London’s Giving network, are a platform for showcasing initiatives, tactics and ideas that funders have had success with. Keen to learn from across the UK, we regularly showcase examples from outside London.
We have organised masterclasses, for instance, on crowdfunding, engaging with business, promoting and marketing local initiatives, and fundraising approaches for local initiatives. Details of the events are archived on our website.