Partnership With Government: An Exit Strategy for Philanthropies?

Resource type: Case Study

The Foundation Review |

In “Partnership With Government: An Exit Strategy for Philanthropies?” co-authors Colin Knox and Padraic Quirk share a case study of Atlantic’s work in Northern Ireland, where it supported three thematic intervention areas: aging; children and young people; and reconciliation and human rights. Part of Atlantic’s exit strategy has involved a formal partnership with the Northern Ireland Assembly to take external interventions to scale and mainstream services previously funded through NGOs.

The case study is part of a special edition of The Foundation Review, published in April 2017, exploring strategies Atlantic and other limited-life funders have been implementing — such as partnering with government — to achieve lasting impact in the years after they close their doors.

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