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Pathways for scaling impact

Filipe Santos 23 August 2017

The rise of the social entrepreneurship movement in the last twenty years unleashed a powerful engine of innovation for society. Thousands of engaged citizens – social entrepreneurs – construct and implement novel solutions to neglected …


Is grant-making fit for the digital future?

Tris Lumley 22 August 2017

As pretty much everyone has noticed, we’re in the middle of a great revolution driven by digital technology and the internet. It permeates almost every aspect of our lives—as consumers, citizens, friends, communities, donors and …


Five challenges for French philanthropy

1 Axelle Davezac 21 August 2017

Another exciting year is coming to an end. In France, foundations have continued to develop fast, to professionalize and to experiment new forms of interventions for the public good. As the largest philanthropic network in …

Keep on, keeping on: resilient philanthropy in Turkey

Filiz Bikmen 15 August 2017 For Subscribers

Istanbul, Turkey, 15 August 2017 Resilience is a popular term these days; explored in classrooms with children, in camps with refugees, and with executives in corporations. The search for the perfect recipe continues. Dr Lester Salamon, …

Awaken the giant: Wealth managers should do more to unlock philanthropy

1 Juliet Cockram Agnew 14 August 2017

Wealth managers are sitting on a philanthropic goldmine. Today, the top 10 private banks hold an astonishing $7.9trn under management. And this trend looks to continue: the assets of wealthy clients – and of those …

Philanthropy needs protection in stormy times

Felix Oldenburg 10 August 2017

Frost, fog, thunderstorms. Only occasional beams of sunshine. This is the current weather map compiled annually from field reports by DAFNE, the Donors and Foundations Network in Europe. The bad news of new restrictions, denunciation, …

Community foundations learn to #shiftthepower in Belfast

Alliance magazine 8 August 2017

Foundations from around the world attended a three-day meeting in Belfast during the week of July 27, held by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and the Global Fund for Community Foundations. The event was …

Five reasons to support participatory grantmaking

1 Rose Longhurst 7 August 2017

This year, UK grantmaker Edge Fund turns five. Since 2012 we’ve distributed more than £300,000, funded 175 grassroots groups, and learned a great deal about participatory grantmaking. In brief, participatory grantmaking is a means of putting …

How can funders support good practice in measurement and evaluation?

Ruth Gripper 1 August 2017

Donors and investors are uniquely well placed to support good practice in the social sector, including in measurement and evaluation (M&E). As New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) explored in our recent report highlighting global innovations in measurement …

A tribute to Helen Cadbury

Sara Llewellin 28 July 2017

Helen Cadbury, Chair of the largest of the UK’s Cadbury family foundations – Barrow Cadbury Trust, acclaimed crime fiction writer, poet, and philanthropist, has died at the age of 52. Helen was a lifelong Quaker. …