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Closing space survey: responses from around the world

24 May 2016
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British foundations and the European Union referendum

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Closing space for philanthropy: survey findings

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Case study: Helping Syrians to help Syrians

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What role for philanthropy in opening up migration?


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EFC AGA 2016: Should research on foundations be academic?

29 May 2016
Kalle Korhonen

Although foundations tend to underline their uniqueness, collecting information on foundation funding and using the information to improve our operations is still an important part of what we do. Two …

EFC AGA 2016: Listen, listen listen

29 May 2016
Laura Sahamies

At the opening plenary, Lyse Doucet – the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent – said she had asked a soldier who had served in Afghanistan what went wrong there. The answer …

EFC AGA 2016: Youth Engagement: a Rough #AGA_2016 Mind Map

29 May 2016
Jen Bokoff

Youth was a theme throughout this conference. Here’s a down and dirty mind map of how we ought to more authentically engage young people in our work. Jen Bokoff is …


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The Syrian crisis: a challenge for philanthropy

feature Timothy Ogden, Ayesha Saran and Atallah Kuttab 15 March 2016

It is a rare event that captures global philanthropy’s attention. The stream of refugees from Syria is one of them. There is a serious humanitarian crisis under way, and a …

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Oops: we made the non-profit impact revolution go wrong

article 1 Caroline Fiennes and Ken Berger 15 March 2016

The non-profit ‘impact revolution’– over a decade’s work to increase the impact of non-profits – has gone in the wrong direction. As veterans and cheerleaders of the revolution, we are …

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Permissive or restrictive? A mixed picture for philanthropy in China

article Mark Sidel 14 March 2016

This is a difficult time for philanthropy and civil society in China. Since Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in November 2012, China has cracked down …