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Analysis

Three ways collaboration could potentially advance place-based impact investing

21 May 2018
Joycelyn Ovalle

Place-based impact investing is gaining momentum in philanthropy, helping communities grow small businesses, create high-wage jobs, and increase the supply of affordable housing. Rather than going at this practice alone, many foundations, especially small and midsize foundations, are designing innovative ways to work with each other and leverage their own investment capital and the capital of others to make progress on positive community goals. Collaboration helps these foundations pool resources, increase investor capacity, streamline the investment process, and align …

News

Which session at the 2018 EFC Conference would you most like to read about?

20 May 2018
Alliance magazine

As we approach the annual EFC conference next week, Alliance is assembling a team of bloggers to report from the event. We hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments from those who are. We would love to hear which conference sessions you would be most interested in reading about. Please cast your vote below. One of our team will attend the session …

Opinion

Deeper issues for Arab philanthropy need to be discussed

19 May 2018
Nora Murad

A comprehensive and well-written report, Caroline Hartnell’s just-released Philanthropy in the Arab Region: A working paper gave me a feeling of déjà …

Analysis

Motivated to #ShiftThePower in nonprofit evaluations

18 May 2018
Dana Doan

As I read GrantCraft’s latest report, “How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power: What Donors Can Do to Help Make That Happen,” …

Analysis

Go West! Philanthropy’s role in supporting LGBTI rights in West Africa and beyond

17 May 2018
David Sampson

The Baring Foundation’s International Development programme has just made its first grants in West Africa to address discrimination against lesbian, …

News

Alliance and WINGS present Brussels Breakfast Club – heads together to #LiftUpPhilanthropy

16 May 2018
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine has teamed up with WINGS to host our next Breakfast Club at the EFC’s Annual General Conference, and present a new special …

Opinion

Acknowledging power isn’t enough — dig deeper!

15 May 2018
Jen Bokoff

Earlier this month, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy Assessment Guide for Equity and Justice, a …

News

Acronis launches foundation to support education initiatives worldwide

14 May 2018
Alliance magazine

Acronis, a global leader in cloud data protection and storage  have launched the Acronis Foundation to mark their 15-year anniversary. The foundation will be supporting multiple …

Opinion

A major gift underscores the role of childcare providers in early learning

13 May 2018
Alliance magazine

As evidence keeps piling up that early childhood learning is critical to the long-term development and success of kids, more …

News

#OpenForGood campaign encourages foundations to openly share their knowledge

12 May 2018
Alliance magazine

A campaign from the Foundation Center and Grantcraft centred around the new guide Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking, is …

News

Packard Foundation awards $2.25 million grant to tackle affordable housing crisis

11 May 2018
Alliance magazine

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced that it will award $2.25 million in grants to catalyze creative solutions to the …