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Andrew Milner 17 April 2018

Study finds human rights funding up by nearly 50 per cent since 2010

Though human rights funding often features in philanthropy news because it is inadequately resourced, funding for the issue increased by almost half since 2010, according to a new study. The Advancing Human Rights initiative, a …

Andrew Milner 27 March 2018

Philanthropy still not understood by development community, says OECD report

Foundations have a potentially important role to play in achieving the SDGs, but there are two major obstacles to their doing so, says a new report released by the OECD on Friday. First, the shortage …

Andrew Milner 20 March 2018

New funders’ collaborative to tackle deepening affordable housing crisis in US

Nine US foundations, including the Ford Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have launched a new partnership, Funders for Housing and Opportunity, to tackle an affordable housing crisis in the country which ‘has …

Andrew Milner 14 March 2018

Meeting in Lusaka heralds Zambian embrace of community philanthropy

The Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) will launch a new approach to its work at an event entitled ‘From Dependency to Ascendancy’ on 15 March in Lusaka, Zambia. Originally set up as a pooled funding mechanism …

Andrew Milner 8 March 2018

The Royal Foundation gears up for new generation philanthropy

The major focus of interest at what was dubbed the first-ever forum of the UK’s Royal Foundation was the presence of the royal family’s newest addition, Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle. Having previously campaigned for …

Analysis Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations at scale

What do we mean by scaling up interventions? The Alliance website uses the following definition: ‘The ability to expand programmes, projects or ideas in collaboration with other foundations and/or government, business and civil society.’ The …

Special feature Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

What’s the difference between philanthropy and remittances?

The most significant source of income transfer from expatriates to their home country are remittances. According to the Hudson Institute’s latest figures, remittances from donor countries were $224 billion in 2014 whereas philanthropy accounted for …

Andrew Milner 23 February 2018

Indian-born philanthropist teams up with Bill Gates to celebrate the world’s best teachers

‘Research has shown that having a great teacher can be the most important factor that determines whether students get a great education,’ said Bill Gates announcing the finalists for the 2018 Global Teacher Award. But if …

Andrew Milner 22 February 2018

Individual donors desert Oxfam following scandal

According to Oxfam CEO, Mark Goldring, 7,094 direct debits from donors have been cancelled in the wake of revelations over the sexual misconduct of some of its staff in the field. Goldring told an emergency …

Andrew Milner 21 February 2018

Philanthropy powered GATHER Fellows using social innovation to heal rifts

Social innovation and enterprise can help heal the divisions in a community created by conflict: this is the premise of the GATHER Fellowship which has announced its third cohort of fellows to begin their year-long …