The Funders Node is a SIX programme to support funders as they move away from traditional grantmaking practices and support social innovation to create systemic change.
This programme addresses the lack of shared knowledge and connections globally between foundations; the need for deeper, peer-led learning opportunities; and the absence of social innovation discussions in existing philanthropy forums. We design and curate focussed, intimate global retreats for foundations, helping them to help each other to answer the questions keeping them awake at night. We also produce insights for funders to prompt new approaches, challenge funders to address new issues, and push the field forward. These topics include how to use data to address complex challenges, how to support systems change, and the role of strategic foresight.