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Philanthropic commitments around political scenarios

Carolina Suarez 29 April 2017

I am back in Colombia after participating during four energetic days at the Annual Conference of the Council on Foundations -Leading Together 2017 – where we had the opportunity of introducing the work that from …


Building Bridges of Compassion from Burundi to Dallas

Michael Painter 28 April 2017

Gaping divisions have opened in unlikely, once unthinkable places: in our families, communities, and countries and across the world. It would be understandable if you at first thought that upsetting political argument you had over …


EDGE Funders conference: An unexpected journey

Amanda Gigler 28 April 2017

A group of 15 funders are gathered in a small bar in the Raval neighbourhood in Barcelona’s city centre. ‘What is your commitment to our movement? How will you contribute to our work?’ asks Jennie*, …

Millennial philanthropists are breaking tradition, research finds

Alliance magazine 28 April 2017

Millennial philanthropists are unafraid of breaking tradition to achieve social impact according to a new report, sponsored by French bank BNP Paribas. The report, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit, is based on research and …

Google.org pledges $50 million to fill education gaps

Alliance magazine 26 April 2017

Google.org recently pledged $50 million to education nonprofits over the next two years to develop technology that will improve education in developing countries. According to Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Google.org’s education lead, 130 million primary school …

From Alpha to Omega: Choices and challenges of limited life philanthropy

Joanne Florino 21 April 2017

With the support of the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, The Center for Effective Philanthropy‘s new research report on limited life foundations outlined nine areas of interest, giving far more attention to the ‘how’ than the …

Reflections on the first ‘How to do good’ conference stopover in France

Charles Sellen 18 April 2017

‘How to do Good – Essays on Building a Better World’ is a recently published book that gathers testimonials from a number of prominent philanthropists around the world, but also from actors (e.g. Matt Damon), …

What lessons can human rights funders learn from the Ebola outbreak?

IHRFG 17 April 2017

It’s been over a year since the WHO officially declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease on record. While the immediate crisis is over, much remains …

Philanthropy advisors are failing to use their influence, research suggests

Alliance magazine 13 April 2017

Market research conducted by Philanthropy Impact and the London School of Economics Marshall Institute suggests professional wealth advisors in the UK play a significant role in their clients’ philanthropic efforts but are failing to use …

Why philanthropy must do more on climate change

Larry Kramer 11 April 2017

This article was originally posted by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, on 14 March 2017. The original article can be found here.   History is replete with examples of societies that vanished when the local climate …