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Report shows German foundations working on a global level 

Association of German Foundations 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Little is known as yet about the work German foundations carry out in the field of development cooperation. The newly published Foundation Report by the Association of German Foundations offers numerous facts and figures, good practice examples, and …

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.   …

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 …

Nothing about us without us – philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay 5 September 2017

This issue of Alliance investigates philanthropy’s diversity predicament. How can philanthropy do the most good if it doesn’t reflect the society it seeks to serve? Our guest editors, Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay, ask some hard …

Revisiting diversity in European philanthropy 

1 Karen Weisblatt 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Nearly a decade ago, a group of European foundations, loosely organized in a European Foundation Centre (EFC) interest group, set out to develop a collective plan to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the philanthropic sector. The premise was that people from ethnic minorities …

The world has changed. Why can’t philanthropy?

Karisia Gichuke 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Two things struck me at a panel session of a recent gathering of foundations in Europe. First, the lack of visible diversity in the room, and second, the advice being given to foundations: have more open dialogue with grantees, be more responsive in your grantmaking, with more …

The glass ceiling: cracked but not dismantled  

Bharat Mehta 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

‘The glass ceiling for black achievement in the management of charities and trusts is finally beginning to crack open.’ That’s what Brenda Kirsch wrote in an article for the UK Association of Charitable Foundations’ (ACF) house magazine about my appointment in March 1998 as clerk to …

From diversity to representation – a road map for foundations 

Jenny Oppenheimer 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

There are at least two good reasons why foundation boards and senior management should be representative of the communities they serve. First, they will naturally produce a greater variety of viewpoints and a wider range of experience, which arguably improves …