Our partners PBE is a collaborative organisation. We believe that the best way to have impact is with others, and as such we work in partnership with a range of organisations in a variety of ways. All our partners share our goal of creating a UK with high wellbeing for all. We work with corporate partners to help charities they are associated with, with charity infrastructure bodies to research the state of the sector, with capacity building organisations to deliver cohesive support programmes, and with other organisations that specialise in research and analysis. Our arrangements with partners are never exclusive and are for fixed time periods. We retain control of the scope, content, conclusions and recommendations of all funded work. Some examples of ways that we’ve worked with partners in the last year are listed below. If you would like to discuss working in partnership with or supporting Pro Bono Economics, please contact Alex Bennett, Director of Development The Skills Collaborative – with Cranfield Trust, Pilotlight and the Oak Foundation In this uniquely challenging current environment, a partnership of three specialist providers – Cranfield Trust, Pilotlight and Pro Bono Economics – have come together to deliver joined-up, flexible and responsive support to UK grant partners of Oak’s Housing & Homelessness programme. Working together, we provide pro bono access to a range of services to develop leadership, strengthen organisational resilience, and evaluate impact, all designed to support organisations to deliver their missions and their critical services in the context of unprecedented economic pressures and soaring levels of service demand. Our services are delivered by skilled business and economics professionals: business leaders, management consultants, specialists in finance, comms and HR, mentors, trainers and economists. Read more here. The Covid Charity Tracker – with Charity Finance Group and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising When the Covid pandemic hit, there was an urgent need to achieve a greater understanding of the state of the charity sector. With a number of different charity-focused bodies asking similar questions, PBE came together with Charity Finance Group (CFG) and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) to run the sector’s most consistent source of survey data through the pandemic – the Covid Charity Tracker Survey. Each partner brought unique strengths to the collaboration, with CFG and CIoF reaching into their memberships to gain insights while PBE provided the professional analysis and interpretation of the results with an economic lens. The results of the Covid Charity Tracker Survey can be found here. A new methodology for using wellbeing as a cost effectiveness measure in the charity sector – with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing The What Works Centre for Wellbeing approached us to work with them on wellbeing quantification. This was part of their wider programme of work to develop wellbeing methodologies and make them accessible and easier for organisations to use. Consulting with the centre’s academics and experts, we developed a seven-step approach to assessing the wellbeing cost-effectiveness for a charitable organisation rather than calculating traditional pounds-and-pence assessments of value. The completed methodology can be found here. Data4Good and the Data Collective – with DataKind Improving the data on, in and about the social sector is one of PBE’s core objectives and a significant focus of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society. Many organisations share that goal, and PBE is part of the Data Collective, organised by DataKind, to make that goal a reality. PBE has also partnered with DataKind on the Data4Good Fest 2021, a three day festival for the social sector on improving data communication, analysis, DEI, data sharing, strategies, datasets and data in grantmaking and foundations. The Data4Good Fest can be found here. Greater Manchester Young People’s Wellbeing Alliance Experts from The University of Manchester and the Anna Freud Centre are working with leaders from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the city-region’s secondary schools on a major new project that will survey children about their wellbeing and preparedness for life beyond school, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research will create a rich longitudinal evidence base that leads to a better understanding of the drivers of young people’s wellbeing, including, for example, the influence of arts, cultural, and physical activities. PBE is a partner in the Alliance, and has been advising the project as it develops, lending its expertise to this unique experiment. More about the alliance can be found here.