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Why racial equity? Why now?

Keecha Harris 24 March 2017

This article was originally posted on the Center for Effective Philanthropy, on 1 December 2016. The original article can be found here. In my work with foundations on environmental issues and organizational change, a question I’ve …


Rita Thapa appointed as new chair of GFCF board

Alliance magazine 24 March 2017

The Global Fund for Community Foundations has appointed Rita Thapa as the new chair of its board. She will succeed Gerry Salole, chief executive of the European Foundation Centre, who has held the position since 2013. …


Who serves philanthropy? New research puts infrastructure in focus

Alliance magazine 17 March 2017

The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published new research on the state of philanthropy infrastructure worldwide. Launched at the 2017 WINGSForum in Mexico City, the study takes an inside look at the backbone …

New donation platform for more effective giving

Halie Dalton 16 March 2017

Effective altruists have created a new donation platform through which donors are able to maximise the effectiveness of their donations. This platform operates under the growing movement for effective altruism movement, a systematic approach to …

WINGS is about building bridges and not walls

Janet Mawiyoo 14 March 2017

‘Wings is about building bridges and not walls…’ This is one thing that resonated with me throughout the three days of the recently concluded WINGSForum in Mexico. Coming from the Chair of the WINGS Board, …

Celebrating NEF at 40

Peggy Sailler and Philippa Nuttall Jones 14 March 2017 For Subscribers

However they react to it, either by celebrating or trying to ignore it, few forget their 40th birthday. The Network of European Foundations (or NEF as it’s commonly known), is the exception. The organization only …

Mama Cash releases annual report and opens 2017 grantmaking

Halie Dalton 8 March 2017

Mama Cash, an international fund for women’s rights initiatives around the world, has released their annual report. The report provides a glimpse into their 2016 financial data and grantmaking statistics, emphasizing their 56 per cent …

How to be effective and responsive to communities?

Chandrika Sahai 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

Impact of new approaches needs to be demonstrated

Anna Wansbrough-Jones 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

Strengthening the bonds of civil society

Aimi Zhou and Ine Van Severen 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …