Sophie Pritchard
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Sophie has worked as a fundraiser, funding advisor and grant-maker over the last 10 years. She is now the co-ordinator of a new fund, Edge Fund, which aims to challenge the usual power dynamics in funding by providing an alternative model that is democratic, accountable and transparent. Decisions are made by a membership consisting of both those who give and receive funding. The fund supports groups working towards social and environmental justice and systemic change. The views expressed are her own.

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Revolutionising Philanthropy

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2012 | (12:15)

You've Googled until there were no more links to follow and you couldn't think of any more search terms, asked everyone you know, read through pages of other organisations' financial accounts, you've even contacted the local council; how on earth do you get your hands on funding? In the mysterious...

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There's More to Conservation Than Tigers and Pandas

(5) Comments | Posted 7 February 2012 | (23:00)

As the manager of a charitable fund, people often comment that it must be a little like playing God. Certainly I've had responses from unsuccessful applicants telling me that my decision will result in children starving, which is not the kind of message anyone wants to see in their inbox....

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