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How do corporate foundations work? Lloyds Bank and Syngenta Foundations share insights

9 December 2016
Steffen Bethmann

The first European Knowledge Exchange of Corporate Foundations, took place this week.  Organized by DAFNE and French Associations of foundations (CFF), part of the program was organized around the topic of foundations’ mission alignment with their funding corporation. I attended the session with the somewhat open title – ‘social justice, empowerment, tackling disadvantages and development aid’. Corporate foundations are almost never independent entities. Most commonly they rely on periodic funding and their boards are dominated by …

Opinion

A new space is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

8 December 2016
Heather Grady

As the world adjusts to recent voting surprises in the UK and the US, those of us who have been promoting a universal framework, that includes fundamental goals like tackling inequality, can take some comfort that we are on the right track. That framework, of course, is Agenda 2030, or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are no less than an articulation of the grand challenges of our time. When philanthropists question which metrics they …

Opinion

Learning visit reflection: the value of coordinated support for refugees

8 December 2016
IHRFG

This article originally appeared on the IHRFG‘s blog, on 1 December 2016. The original article can be found here. Driving up …

Opinion

Learning visit reflection: forced migration challenges and opportunities for funders

7 December 2016
IHRFG

This article originally appeared on the IHRFG‘s blog, on 1 December 2016. The original article can be found here. Following the …

Conference reports

About grantmaking and effective interventions

6 December 2016
Ine Van Severen

Imagine the following scenario: as a donor you come across an informal community group with a great idea that would …