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Travel grants avaialbe to attend the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy

30 June 2016
Alliance magazine

Thanks to a number of the Summit’s supporters, including the Aga Khan Development Network, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Initiative for Europe and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, funds have been made available to widen and diversify participation to the Summit through a travel grants programme. Travel grants may cover flights, accommodation and visa costs, or a combination thereof. Travel insurance and a stipend will be included in all travel grants, though all participants will be …


Brexit and the role of foundations – first thoughts

30 June 2016
David Emerson

There will be no shortage of comment about the implications of last week’s referendum, for UK civil society and beyond. Necessarily, much will be speculative, but there remains a need to make an initial assessment of the implications in order to support thinking and planning for foundations and the sector more widely. Beginning with what we can know with some degree of confidence: the economy is likely to enter a period of volatility and uncertainty. …


Brexit: A lesson on power for the philanthropic state

28 June 2016
Jake Hayman

The vote this week from the UK to leave the EU has stunned people around the world, leaving the world’s …


A change in family dynamics signals a shift away from place- based giving

27 June 2016
Virginia Esposito

Families that are beginning their journey into philanthropy have a much different perspective than those who created foundations decades ago. …


Core civil society rights violated in 109 countries

24 June 2016

The latest CIVICUS monitoring shows that in 2015 one or more of the core civil society freedoms of expression, association …