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Rita Thapa appointed as new chair of GFCF board

24 March 2017
Alliance magazine

The Global Fund for Community Foundations has appointed Rita Thapa as the new chair of its board. She will succeed Gerry Salole, chief executive of the European Foundation Centre, who has held the position since 2013. Rita is widely recognized for her groundbreaking work in founding Tewa, the Nepal Women’s Fund, and has over thirty-five years’ experience as a feminist educator, community activist, initiating and supporting institutions for women`s empowerment and for peace. Rita also founded and …

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Community foundations’ growing popularity in rural Russia

21 March 2017
Halie Dalton

CAF Russia has completed a study, funded by the Global Fund for Community Foundations, on the phenomenon of community foundations (CFs) in rural areas of Russia. Community foundations in small areas are seen as ‘drivers for social development and community engagement’ in Russia, allowing community members to deal with local issues through cooperation with local authorities or by way of self-governance. There are currently 70 CFs in Russia, 51 of which (73 per cent) are …

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Why Kenyans give (or don’t)

20 March 2017
Halie Dalton

In a nationwide survey, Yetu conducted quantitative research in all 47 Kenyan counties in order to gain a greater understanding …

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Who serves philanthropy? New research puts infrastructure in focus

17 March 2017
Alliance magazine

The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published new research on the state of philanthropy infrastructure worldwide. Launched at …

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New donation platform for more effective giving

16 March 2017
Halie Dalton

Effective altruists have created a new donation platform through which donors are able to maximise the effectiveness of their donations. …