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Barrow Cadbury Trust appoints Erica Cadbury as new Chair of Trustees

Alliance magazine 20 October 2017

Beginning on 21 October, Barrow Cadbury Trust will be welcoming a new Chair of Trustees. Erica Cadbury will be succeeding Helen Cadbury, who passed away at the end of June. Erica has been a part …


Morals matter: What’s to learn from nonprofit research?

Tracey Coule 16 October 2017

‘The real issue is about moral compasses in leadership.’ This was the statement made by Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in the UK, on leadership development in civil society …


The Russia Community Foundation Phenomenon

Amy McGoldrick 10 October 2017

Community foundations now number 170 organisations in 60 countries. This number is continuously growing – and in Russia it’s no different. At a roundtable event in London with CAF Russia last month, the room learned …

Max von Abendroth joins DAFNE as Brussels-based Executive Director

Alliance magazine 9 October 2017

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe recently made a strong addition to their team. As of 1st October 2017, Max von Abendroth took the position as DAFNE’s Brussels-based Executive Director. This addition allows DAFNE …

Shrinking, closing, shifting; A changing space for civil society

Sarah Albrecht 3 October 2017

Looking at the global state of civil society, two aspects emerge at first glance: It seems more alive and active than ever and, at the same time, it seems to be operating under an ever-growing …

Day of foundations and donors celebrated across Europe

Alliance magazine 30 September 2017

The European Day of Foundations and Donors, founded in 2013, is a day to reflect and celebrate the advancements in philanthropy throughout Europe and promote a culture of giving. Celebrated on 1 October, events will …

Lessons from UK social investment: listen to your partners

Benjamin Rick 28 September 2017

How appealing to think that finance and philanthropy could collide to create a marketplace where commercial skills and disciplined analysis help to improve the lives of those in need. In 2012, it seemed likely that …

UK’s non-profit sector reports strong growth

Jacob Beck 27 September 2017

The non-profit sector in the U.K. has been making leaps and bounds in recent years, with constant growth across the sector. The Association of Charitable Foundations’ (ACF) latest edition of the Foundation Giving Trends report …

If it isn’t about money, then what is it about?

Amy McGoldrick 25 September 2017

Outside of Westminster and London and England entirely, ECFI finds its first conference nestled in the historic Cardiff City Hall, Wales, to a select 100 attendees. ‘Twenty two countries and eighteen languages are here,’ was …

The best idea is found in these rooms

Anja Böllhoff 22 September 2017

The best idea is in these rooms! A conference that only has one goal – exchanging as much knowledge as possible – is only as good as the ideas that are shared. Its success is …