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US grantmakers are watching American politics closely 

Exponent Philanthropy 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

A new survey by Exponent Philanthropy shows most of its members (82 per cent) expect the institution of philanthropy to play a more important role in society because of political changes in Washington DC.   Issued …

New models for social good take hold 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The Portuguese non-profit, B-Lab Portugal and Lusophone Africa, is working to advance the BCorp model in Portugal. BCorps are ‘for-profit companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency’. Over 2200 BCorps currently exist in over 50 countries, in a multitude of sectors.   …

Data strategy and capacity building in East Africa 

Foundation Center 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

In East Africa, giving is a key driver behind community development, and the practice of philanthropy ranges from a wide variety of community giving models, to family philanthropy, faith-based giving, and corporate philanthropy.   However, East …

New mental health funders’ network  

UK Association of Charitable Foundations 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Hardly a day goes by without another shocking story about mental health reaching the headlines, in the UK at least.  Together with the  Heads Together campaign supported by members of the British royal family, this felt like the right time …

Forum to foster integrated community care in Europe and beyond 

Network of European Foundations 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Today, healthcare systems are fragmented and disease-centred, difficult to navigate and do not consider the person as a whole. Integrated community care seeks to empower and engage people as co-producers of care within inter-sectoral and inter-professional …

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 …