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Social Impact Funds: mobilizing new resources in CEE 

European Venture Philanthropy Association 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Raising appropriate financing that balances impact and financial return remains a challenge in Central Eastern Europe (CEE). Currently, only 2 per cent of venture philanthropy investments are allocated in CEE, while 67 per cent go to …

New Philanthropy and CSR House 

Cemefi 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Cemefi has celebrated laying the first stone of the building that will become its hub for philanthropy, civil society initiatives and corporate social responsibility – La Casa de la Filantropia y la RSE  (Philanthropy and CSR House) in Mexico …

Efforts under way to build philanthropy ecosystem 

WINGS 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Foundations and private social investors are increasingly concerned about leveraging their impact and tackling systemic change. Investing in strengthening philanthropy and civil society ecosystems, or infrastructure – networks, associations and other support organizations – can …

FundAction: giving grantmaking power to activists  

Edge Funders 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The question of power is central to philanthropy: Who decides about the allocation of funds? While social movements and activists have been calling for more participatory decision-making processes and new types of collaboration with funders for …

SPEAK! out, together

CIVICUS 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Launched in July and culminating in three days of action in September 2017, SPEAK! is a global campaign to help give a voice to everyone, everywhere.  Our voices are unique: like a fingerprint, they reveal our identity. Our voices …

A new global picture of organizations serving philanthropy

WINGS 7 July 2017 For Subscribers

Organizations serving philanthropy are key to developing and increasing the impact of philanthropy, but they are relatively unknown, rarely identified as a sector, and their crucial contribution is often overlooked. In an effort to develop …

Global giving by US community foundations

Council on Foundations and Foundation Center 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

International grantmaking by community foundations in the US is becoming a more common practice for community foundations of varied sizes, geographies, and types. The Council on Foundations and Foundation Center published a new report in …

‘Audacious humanitarians’ spearhead campaign for world’s first crowdfunded hospital

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

At the beginning of April, what’s described as the world’s first crowdfunded hospital opened in Aleppo, Syria. The opening is the culmination of a campaign, begun last year, and orchestrated by CanDo, which describes itself …

Centre for Effective Altruism launches pooled funds

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is trialling what it is calling Effective Altruism Funds. These are pooled funds that allow individual donors to split a donation across four funds, each supporting a different cause …

New Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good series

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good at the University of St Andrew’s in Scotland is to edit a new series of books on philanthropy under the general heading ‘Global Perspectives on …