Philanthropy needs protection in stormy times

10 August 2017
Felix Oldenburg

Frost, fog, thunderstorms. Only occasional beams of sunshine. This is the current weather map compiled annually from field reports by …


Services and rights: The twain do meet

9 August 2017
India Development Review

Unlike Western philanthropy, which has a fairly long history and deep relationships with the social sector (including in India), organised …


Community foundations learn to #shiftthepower in Belfast

8 August 2017
Alliance magazine

Foundations from around the world attended a three-day meeting in Belfast during the week of July 27, held by the …


Five reasons to support participatory grantmaking

7 August 2017
Rose Longhurst

This year, UK grantmaker Edge Fund turns five. Since 2012 we’ve distributed more than £300,000, funded 175 grassroots groups, and learned …


Academic initiative to illuminate philanthropy’s role in education

4 August 2017
Alliance magazine

An initiative sponsored by the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG), the Sheikh Saud bin Sawr …


New report finds gender representation stagnant among US philanthropy leadership

2 August 2017
Alliance magazine

The proportions of women and people of racial and ethnic minorities in philanthropic leadership levels has been stagnant over the …


How can funders support good practice in measurement and evaluation?

1 August 2017
Ruth Gripper

Donors and investors are uniquely well placed to support good practice in the social sector, including in measurement and evaluation …


Global social justice fund launched by Buffett’s NoVo Foundation

31 July 2017
Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan

The NoVo Foundation, an organization founded by philanthropists Peter and Jennifer Buffett, has launched a new $20 million fund to …


A tribute to Helen Cadbury

28 July 2017
Sara Llewellin

Helen Cadbury, Chair of the largest of the UK’s Cadbury family foundations – Barrow Cadbury Trust, acclaimed crime fiction writer, …


European donor network appoints new leadership in Brussels

27 July 2017
Alliance magazine

Max von Abendroth has been appointed as executive director of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) office in …


Corporate funding for girls – put your money where your mouth is

26 July 2017
Alisha Miranda

If one were to look at funding girls as a means to accelerate development as a line graph, the inflection …


Disasters and climate change: an infographic

25 July 2017
Aid & International Development Forum

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due …