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Interview with Sergio Urbani of the Cariplo Foundation

1 July 2015
Caroline Hartnell

Lead image: The European Learning Lab, an annual learning event organized by the European Foundation Centre and Fondazione Cariplo, brings foundation professionals together to improve practice.
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Is there such a thing as a ‘career in philanthropy’? Absolutely

Thanks to the Biomimicry Institute, we appreciate that our species is anything but unique in its reliance on feedback. Perhaps few feedback loops are as striking as that between acacia trees and giraffes.
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Feedback as democracy in social change practice

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Of the people, by the people, and for the people

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Why aren’t we learning?


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Community foundations? In Hungary? Yes!

1 July 2015
Tamás Scsaurszki

Thanks to a shift in attitude towards community foundations in Hungary, local groups are now embracing the concept and are starting to build community foundations. The Community Foundation Support Programme …

Impact investing – what we’ve learnt

30 June 2015
Eibhlin Ni Ogain

Two and a half years ago, we launched Nesta Impact  Investments, a fund that aims to scale innovative solutions to the UK’s most challenging social issues.  We want to see …

Foreign currency and corruption laws inadvertently impede philanthropy, report finds

29 June 2015
Alliance magazine

Foreign currency and anti-corruption regulations, which aim to increase transparency, cause delays and bottlenecks in philanthropic funding around the world, according to the Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015. These rules, …


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LIFT: The search for a predictive indicator

feature Alliance magazine 1 June 2015

Last year, LIFT started working with a man named Mr Assefa who, despite working full time, lives several thousand dollars below the US federal poverty line of just $28,410 annually …

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Digital Green: Video-based learning within rural networks

feature Alliance magazine 1 June 2015

Digital Green’s video-enabled, knowledge-sharing work has smallholder farming communities at its core. Small farmers in low-income countries like India and Ethiopia typically make do with dated and abstract agricultural information …

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Root Capital: Learning from constituent feedback

feature Alliance magazine 1 June 2015

Too often in the non-profit realm, customer feedback is synonymous with funder satisfaction. Don’t get me wrong: donors and investors are critical and valued stakeholders in any change-making operation. We …