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Barrow Cadbury Trust boosts UK social investment market

Alliance magazine 15 June 2017

A new fund will work to produce grants and financial assistance to strengthen the UK’s social investment market. The Barrow Cadbury Trust, a British foundation, launched the £1.8 million Connect Fund, in coordination with Access …


Attracting social investment to Central & Eastern Europe

European Venture Philanthropy Association 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

On March 27-28, 2017, in Warsaw, the Central & Eastern Europe Social Investment Taskforce held the first meeting of its Steering Group. This initiative spearheads a pioneer, collective effort to address the impediments to the …


New EFC initiative to view institutional philanthropy in 3D

European Foundation Centre 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The EFC has launched the Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum (IPS). Its aim is to better understand and document the characteristics, practices, role and relevance of institutional philanthropy in society. The IPS serves as a framework to …

European Philanthropy Learning Initiative: Discovering Philanthropy, Discovering America

Network of European Foundations 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

In an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, the role of national governments as societal standard-bearers is changing, and civil society is both threatened by illiberalism and empowered to drive the changes essential to ensuring an …

Foundations have no need to fear minimum payouts

Krystian Seibert 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

I have observed with interest the debate playing out in Alliance magazine on whether UK foundations should have a minimum payout. The debate is an important one because it relates directly to the legitimacy of …

Foundations should be more transparent but payouts are not the answer

Paul Ramsbottom 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The issue of mandatory payout for UK foundations is re-emerging as a hot topic of debate. The suggestion of enforcing a blanket minimum payout (generally drawing from North American models and arbitrarily taking 5 per …

Attitudes to solidarity in the European Union

Thomas Raines 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Questions of solidarity go to the heart of the European project. While solidarity implies ties of support and sympathy across national boundaries, notions of EU solidarity have been under strain in recent years. In particular, …

Countering the demagogues

Vikki Spruill, Sara Lyons, Paula Fabiani and Keiran Goddard 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

From the shock of Brexit in the UK to the surprise election of President Trump in the US and the ensuing massive global mobilization of women’s marches in early 2017, populist movements are achieving unexpected …

Interview: Brendan Cox

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

In June last year, just before the Brexit vote, UK Member of Parliament Jo Cox was murdered, becoming the victim of the sort of hate crime she was campaigning against. Her husband Brendan, who himself …

The power of open dialogue: how to keep Europe talking

Chiara Rosselli, Elizabeth Phocas and Verena Ringler 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Fill a room with European policymakers and ask them about European values. You will quickly become aware of how inflammatory the topic of solidarity has become at EU level. In a continent that is divided, …