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Finding the silver lining: philanthropy and women’s empowerment

Clare Wilkins 19 April 2017

Recent news stories may make it seem like a challenging time for anyone working to help women.  In Britain, austerity has had a disproportionate impact, leaving women more disadvantaged than men on multiple fronts.  In …


UK giving report finds increases in protests and campaigns

Alliance magazine 11 April 2017

The Charities Aid Foundation’s annual UK Giving report released today reveals increases in campaigning and volunteering, while total donations of £9.7 billion only increased slightly since 2015. ‘Numbers of people who said they signed a …


New study outlines Nordic philanthropy

Alliance magazine 5 April 2017

UBS and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum have released a report that focuses on the hows and whys of Nordic philanthropy. Creating impact through philanthropy: A Nordic perspective, was based on interviews with more than 40 …

Development work celebrated at the 2017 Bond Awards

Alliance magazine 27 March 2017

At the Bond Annual Conference on Monday 20 March, the Bond International Development Awards were presented. Hosted by BBC journalist Zeinab Badawi, the awards ‘celebrate the inspiring humanitarian and development work’ of the Bond network, made …

A kite flies higher in windy conditions – reflections on the Bond Conference

Kathryn Murrell 27 March 2017

‘Disruption is the only certainty at the moment’, said Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso, director of African Monitor. That sentiment certainly feels true at the moment. The Bond Annual Conference 2017, a major gathering of international development organizations, …

Danish foundation steps up to fight climate change

Jakob Thomsen 23 March 2017

A climate frontrunner – the internationally-focused Danish KR Foundation – is taking the fight against global warming to a new field, placing sustainable behaviour high on their agenda. KR Foundation is the latest addition to the …

Foundation Center: New members join Funding Information Network 

Foundation Center 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Two new European partners have joined Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network (FIN) – the diverse network of 450+ public and academic libraries, community foundations, non-profit resource centres and NGOs throughout the US and abroad, all …

EFC: Seeds sprouting as EFC Strategic Framework enters first full year 

European Foundation Centre 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

2017 may mark the beginning of the first full year of the EFC’s new Strategic Framework, but many of the seeds sown last year are germinating and in some cases already bearing fruit. New thematic …

EVPA: New workshops on impact measurement and management 

European Venture Philanthropy Association 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

When EVPA developed its first guide on Impact measurement and management in 2011, it noticed that the problem was not the lack of information, but rather the absence of guidance on how to make sense …

Interview: José María Arias Mosquera  

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Fundación Barrié hosted the 6th Conference of the Association of Spanish Foundations and the first International Communications Day on Philanthropy in La Coruña in late 2016. Its president, …